CATCH UP; CATCH somebody or something UP

6 cards
, 14 answers
Feb 23
  • Study box. Read these sentences carefully.

    1. They’re a long way in front. Do you think we can catch up?
    2. He ran to catch up with her.
    3. You go ahead. I’ll catch you up in a few minutes.
    4. The police finally caught up with the car at the traffic fights.
    1. Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      1. Imagine you are running a race. If you catch up with somebody, which of these statements are true?
        1. They were ahead of you.
        2. You had to run faster than them.
        3. They are still in front of you.
        4. You are now in front of them.
        5. You are now level with them.

      2. Which of these are grammatically possible?
        1. She caught up.
        2. She caught Tom up.
        3. She caught up Tom.
        4. She caught him up.
        5. She caught up with Tom.

    2. Complete these sentences, using a form of ‘catch up’ or ‘catch somebody or something up’ and any other necessary information:
      1. He told me to go on ahead and said he up.

        1. She was driving so fast that I her.

          1. I often had to stop and let him me.

            1. If you run fast nobody will be able