Hi, my name is Jessica.

I’m an English tutor, and in today’s lesson, we’re going to talk about the phrasal verb “catch up.”

So, let’s explore some of the ways that you could use this phrasal verb.

The first way that somebody might use “catch up” is when talking about coming up from behind.

For example, you are going somewhere with a group of people and

you’re all walking together and suddenly you get distracted by something

and the group has moved much further than you.

You might have to catch up with the group.

This phrasal verb can also be used to describe a mistake that somebody has made.

So let’s say a person chooses not to pay their taxes and then they get in trouble with the government.

Someone might say, “Wow, their bad choices have caught up with them.”

Or, “My mistakes are catching up with me.”

So that’s a way that somebody might use that phrase.

Now, you can also use caught up to talk about being distracted.

So, for example, let’s say there is a beautiful rainbow in the sky

and you might get caught up in the moment looking at something beautiful.

So, it doesn’t just have to be a rainbow. It can be other things as well.

These are just a few of the ways people use the phrasal verb “catch up” or “caught up” in English.

I hope this lesson has been helpful for you and that you tune in again for more lessons with Jessica.

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