Mar 2, 2017

BE UP TO somebody

10 cards
, 27 answers
  • Study box. Read these sentences carefully.

    1. It was up to Roger to make sure all the doors and windows were locked.
    2. The decision’s not up to her, it’s up to her manager.
    3. It’s your birthday, so what we do tonight is up to you.
    4. Can I have a computer for Christmas? ~ That’s up to your father.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.

      The verb ‘be up to somebody’ has two related meanings. What does it mean in the following examples?
      • It was up to her to cook dinner on Mondays.
        • It was her decision.
        • It was her responsibility.

      • A: Shall we go out?
        B: It’s up to you.
        • It is your decision.
        • It is your responsibility.

      • Which of these are grammatically possible?
        • It’s the boss up to.
        • It’s up to the boss.
        • It’s her up to.
        • It’s up to her.

    • Complete the following with the correct form of ‘be up to somebody’ and one of the objects below:
      • It  . . . 
        is up to students
        to find their own accommodation.
        • is up to students
        • is up to the prosecution lawyer
        • is put to you
        • is up to her

      • It  . . . 
        is up to the prosecution lawyer
        to prove that somebody is guilty in court.
        • is up to the prosecution lawyer
        • is put to you
        • is up to her
        • is up to students

      • I don’t mind where we go—it  . . . 
        is up to you
        .
        • is up put to you
        • is up to her
        • is up to students
        • is up to the prosecution lawyer

      • Jenny can go to the party if she likes—it  . . . 
        is up to her
        .
        • is up to students
        • is up to the prosecution lawyer
        • is put to you
        • is up to her

    • Answer the following questions in an appropriate way, using ‘be up to somebody’ in each answer:
      • A: Can you have time off work next week?
        B: That’s (my boss)

        • A: Does your mother tidy your room for you?
          B: No, it’s to keep my room tidy.

          • A: Will he go to jail?
            B: That’s (judge)

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