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Your challenge - bring up / look up / catch up / check up

LynneLynne Your TeacherHomePosts: 8,802 mod
edited March 2015 in Phrasal Verbs
Try using the above phrasal verbs.
Post edited by Lynne on

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  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,482 mod
    I've been meaning to catch up with you for ages. I didn't really want to bring up my health problems, but yesterday I went to check up on my foot. I had to look up what the doctor said was wrong with me as I didn't understand what he was going on about.

  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,696 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @April That's true but I don't like being checked up on. :) :)
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,830 mod
    I try to check up on my son secretly, @Xanthippe .
    I can't help it.
    I hope he won't read this message, though otherwise I'll be in trouble. :)
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,830 mod
    BTW, sorry for my long and full of nonsense story, @Lynne .
    I hope, I won't bore the others.
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,696 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @April Your story is very realistic. :) I really like it. :)

    By the way I can't tell what I would do. I don't have any children. The only thing I had to check sometimes was armchairs in our drawing room. You could find kibbles there. Munia's larder just in case.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,830 mod
    Kibbles are the same as crumbles?
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,696 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I don't know, @April, but I don't think it is the same. Kibbles are doggy food Munia liked when she was young: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog_food
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,830 mod
    Ooh, that doesn't look appetizing, @Xanthippe : the picture in the link.
    Poor Munia :).
  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 5,501 mod
    edited March 2015
    'Hey, long time no see; how's live treating you?!'

    'Actually I don't feel good. This morning I brought up most of my breakfast.
    Now I'm waiting in a queue at the hospital to get a medical check up.
    Unfortunately I think that will take long because I'm bringing up the rear.'

    'Well, you should look up to the sky and try to be a bit positive.
    BTW, we should catch up some time, let's catch up this weekend if you feel better!

    --------------------

    'Hey, long time no see; how's life treating you?!'

    'Actually I don't feel very well. This morning I brought up most of my breakfast.
    Now I'm waiting in a queue at the hospital to have a check up, unfortunately I think it will take a long time, because I'm bringing up the rear.'

    'Well, I think things are looking up, you should try to be a bit more positive. BTW, we should catch up some time, let's meet up this weekend if you're feeling better!'
    Post edited by Lynne on
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,696 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @April, she really liked it. Not as a principal course, but for nibbling. Later on she stopped eating this because her teeth became weaker.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,830 mod
    Oh :(
  • SaraSara Posts: 293 ✭✭✭
    @april , I really liked your story. Especially the laundry part
  • SaraSara Posts: 293 ✭✭✭
    Oh, I dont know what went wrong with my comment @april ....I can't see the rest of the text of my comment I posted above.
  • SaraSara Posts: 293 ✭✭✭
    @april, let me write my comment again. I liked your story so much especially, the laundry part
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,830 mod
    edited February 2015
    Hi Sara, long time no see! :)
    How are you?
    Thank you for liking me, I remember we talked about children some time ago, do you? :)

  • samadvaliloosamadvaliloo Posts: 94 ✭✭
    Seems that you are a parent with accuracy, Discipline And Sacrificing features... :)
    @april
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,830 mod
    Oh not at all, @samadvaliloo.
    Sacrificing maybe, but accuracy and discipline ..... not at all. :)
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,802 mod
    @Frank - I hope that was a fictional account of your day.
  • samadvaliloosamadvaliloo Posts: 94 ✭✭
    edited March 2015
    So honesty @april :wink:

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    Such honesty April.
    You're so honest April.
    Post edited by Lynne on
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 29,862 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2015
    @Lynne ............please help!!!!:)
    I will catch you up on my meeting with a business party.
    During our class, I have brought up new ideas in order to make the class discussion interesting and informative.
    For clarity, I have looked up in the dictionary for few concepts.
    I will check up on her performance personally before I take decision.

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    I will catch up with you at the meeting.

    During our class, I brought up some new ideas in order to make the class discussion more interesting and informative.

    For clarity, I have looked up a few definitions in the dictionary.

    I will check up on her performance personally before I make a decision.
    Post edited by Lynne on
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,696 ✭✭✭✭✭
    *For clarity I have looked up few concepts in a dictionary.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,482 mod
    Going back to @april's very good description of a parent's dilemma, I'll be going to visit the UK soon. I see it as a chance to catch up with family, check up on my mother and look up old friends. But it's more for my mother, as she doesn't like that I'm living so far away. She can't check up on me all the time! Like @Xanthippe, very happily I don't have the worry and responsibility of having children to have to check up on.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,830 mod
    Yes, becoming parent is tough.
    You never know whether you do it well or not, just hoping that everything will be alright.
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,696 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @april, that's true. My mum has had a tough life with me.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,830 mod
    You, @Xanthippe ?
    Impossible! :)
  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 5,501 mod
    Lynne said:

    @Frank - I hope that was a fictional account of your day.

    Yes, luckily it was @Lynne.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,830 mod
    Thanks for the correction, @Lynne .
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