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    #1

    Smile have some catching up to do=?

    Can you stay for some tea? It's been so long. We have some catching up to do.
    Hi!

    have some catching up to do=?

    (some catching/ up to do OR some catching up/ to do)

    Thanks!

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    #2

    Re: have some catching up to do=?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi!

    have some catching up to do=?

    some catching up/ to do

    Thanks!
    2006

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    Smile Re: have some catching up to do=?

    Thank you, 2006.

    Catching up = latest things that happened? = Definition 4 (as below?)

    catch up
    1. To move fast enough to attain the same progress as another; draw even:
    2. To become equal or on a par with another:
    3. To bring an activity to completion or to a state of currentness:
    4. To bring (another) up to date; brief:
    5. To seize or lift suddenly:
    a. To involve, often unwillingly:
    b. To captivate; enthrall:
    catch up - definition of catch up by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    #4

    Re: have some catching up to do=?

    You have to be a bit careful. "catch up" is a phrasal verb and "catching up" as used in your first post is a gerund noun, and their uses are different.
    "Catching up" does not mean the 'latest things that happened'. But if you were away for a while, you will probably need some catching up on the latest things that happened.

    #3 is the best of the "catch up" definitions to describe "catching up": Bringing an activity to completion or to a state of currentness.

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    Smile Re: have some catching up to do=?

    Hi 2006,

    Thank you very much for your help.

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