to keep up with sb

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Phrasal verbs | 2 comments

to keep up with sb

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Phrasal verbs | 2 comments

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Language: B2 (Upper-Intermediate)  //  Accent: English (Northern England)

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Photo courtesy of Micael 106 from Wikimedia.

 

Language: B2 (Upper-Intermediate)  //  Accent: English (Northern England)

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I run with my friend couldn't her.

I for a run with my friend I couldn't up her.

About the sentence

to keep up with sb

to keep up with somebody/something = to stay level, equal or up to date with somebody or something.

Imagine a parent walking quickly along the street with their child behind them. If the child is walking slowly, the parent might turn around and say, "Keep up!". They want the child to stay level with them, not to fall behind.

If you say, "I can't keep up", it means that it is too difficult or impossible for you to stay at the same level as someone or something.

We can also use this phrasal verbs to communicate the idea of staying up to date with the news or developments.

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  • When you listen to native speakers or watch a film or TV program in English, do you find it difficult to keep up?

  • Do you like to keep up with current affairs? How?

  • Think of a time when you couldn't keep up with something - tell me about it using the phrasal verb.

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Sorry in the first question, is correct to say ” do you find it difficult to keep up WITH ?” Or it’s exactly that it shows the Page… I’m confused

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