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    phrasal verbs

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    Until recently I was sure that one should say "to catch up with someone/ something".
    But a few days ago, a native Enlglish speaker (from South Africa) assured me that it should be said "to catch up to someone/something." Could you clarify the point, please?
    Thank you in advance, Ella

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    Re: phrasal verbs

    'Catch up with' is a strong colocation, it's used more widely than 'catch up to'.

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    Re: phrasal verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Dear Sir/Madam,
    Until recently I was sure that one should say "to catch up with someone/ something".
    But a few days ago, a native Enlglish speaker (from South Africa) assured me that it should be said "to catch up to someone/something." Could you clarify the point, please?
    Thank you in advance, Ella
    I can't think of any examples of where you would have to use "to" in preference to "with" in this phrase.

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