What's the Difference Between 'Catchup' and 'Catch Up'?

In this blog post we look at when to use catchup and when to use catch up.

'Catchup' or 'Catch Up'?

The phrase "catch up" means to come to the same level or position as someone or something else, often by making progress or gaining ground.

For example, you might say "I need to catch up on my reading" to mean that you need to read enough to be at the same level as your peers or to be up to date with the material.

On the other hand, "catchup" is not a word in standard English. It may be a misspelling of "catch up," or it could be a shortened version of "ketchup," a type of tomato-based condiment.

Examples of Catch Up in a Sentence

Here are some examples using the phrase "catch up":

  1. I need to catch up on my reading before the start of the new semester.

  2. My friend and I haven't seen each other in a while, so we're planning to meet up and catch up on everything that's happened since we last saw each other.

  3. I've been so busy lately that I haven't had a chance to keep up with the news. I need to catch up on what's been going on in the world.

  4. I'm trying to catch up on my work so I can take a few days off next week.

  5. My coworkers and I are going out for drinks after work to catch up and talk about our latest projects.

  6. I fell behind in my studies, so I need to catch up before the exams.

  7. My grandparents and I always make sure to catch up when we see each other. It's nice to hear about their experiences and what they've been up to.

  8. I'm trying to catch up on my emails and messages so I can get back to everyone who's contacted me.

  9. My team and I are working overtime this week to catch up on our project deadline.

  10. I'm looking forward to our reunion so we can all catch up and see what everyone has been up to.

Catchup or Catch Up
Catchup or Catch Up