Using UP TO - A Phrasal Verb With 8 Meanings

phrasal verbs podcast Sep 08, 2021

Today, we’re going to look at the different ways that you can use the phrasal verb up to. This is one of those cases where a phrasal verb has more than one meaning and usage. Let’s check it out.

Here are some of the example sentences. To get the rest and the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or get the transcript for the details.

Remember! The transcript package includes all of the Episodes, including this one.

  • Hi Mike! What are you up to?
  • How about you? What are you up to?
  • I’m not up to walking to the park. Let’s take a bus.
  • I’m really not up to cooking. Why don’t we eat out!
  • In baseball, it’s up to the pitcher to control how many hits the other team gets.
  • In soccer, it’s up to the goalkeeper to make sure the ball doesn't go into the net.
  • I’ve been reading The Diary of a Wimpy Kid and I’m up to page 90.
  • We are up to season 3 in Friends. What a great TV show.
  • Up to now, I haven’t seen a UFO.
  • You have up to September 20th to exchange this watch at the store.
  • This project will take up to six months.
  • I can spend up to $50 on a shirt, but no more.
  • Make sure your work is up to the company standard.
  • The food in that restaurant was not up to my expectations.
  • "Where do you want to have lunch, the deli or pizza shop?"  "It’s up to you! I can eat anything."
  • "Can we use this photo on our website?"  "It’s up to the marketing manager. You need to ask her."

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