“You want to meet up after class and go over it?”
You're a college student. You're talking with some classmates who you've spoken to before, about a difficult homework assignment. You've all started working on it, but you're not sure if you're doing it correctly. You want to review the assignment with these classmates, so you say this.
You want to meet up after class and go over it?
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In casual speech, like between two young people, people sometimes leave out words like "do" and "are" in a question:
You know that guy?
"You want to ___?" is a really common example of this.
The word "meet" has two basic meanings:
- To see and speak with someone for the first time.
- To get together with someone who you already know or have met before.
The phrase "meet up" is useful because it only means the second definition of "meet". So it's better to say that you're "meeting up" with someone who you already know:
Let's meet up next weekend.
If you say that you're "meeting" someone, it may sound like you don't know them yet.
To identify the person that you're meeting, use "meet up with ___":
I met up with Jerry for drinks the other day, and he told me that you were engaged. Congratulations!
"Going over" something means discussing or reviewing it.
You can "go over" things like:
- lists of rules
- someone's work
You can "go over" things that have already been done or discussed. You can also "go over" things that are new. For example, say this to someone who's going to participate in your wedding ceremony:
Let's go over what you're supposed to do on the day of the ceremony.