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It has been caught up with something or It has been cathing up with something?Which one is correct? **It is a typing error on the title, sorry. ** Hello! Could some of you please help me to clarify it? Is this sentence correct? "My time has been caught up with some issues such as health care and etc..." If it is not, should it be (...catching up) instead? And Why? Thank you in advance.
Oct 8, 2019 8:39 PM
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The correct sentence would be: "my time has been spent catching up with..." You'll want to use "catching" (i.e. the Present Perfect Continuous) and not "caught" (i.e. the Present Perfect) because the PPC focuses on the length of time of an action, whereas the PP is generally neutral regarding time. Also, the PPC is used when the result comes from the action itself. It doesn't matter if the whole action is finished or not.
October 8, 2019
There may be regional variations. I wouldn't say "my time is caught up" There are many usages in the US "I've been caught up with work" (I've been unavailable because of work) I'm caught up in something that I don't understand. (I'm involved (perhaps involuntarily) in something that I don't understand) I'm trying to catch up on my sleep" (I'm behind and trying to change that) I'm trying to get caught up. (I'm behind and trying to change that) I'm caught up. (I'm not behind any more)
October 8, 2019
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