...up to you...

Hello everybody! I’v met sentences with “UP”. " Are you up on the news", “The decision is up to you”. Does ‘UP’ take the place of verbs? Which verbs can ‘up’ take the place instead?


Hi Schoolboy,

The examples you give are idiomatic expressions and cannot really be replaced with verbs but simply with other expressions. ‘It’s up to you’ means it is your choice or your responsibility. If you are ‘up’ on the latest news this means that you are familiar with or have knowledge of the latest news. You might note the word ‘up-to-date’ which means modern or the most recent as in - up-to-date equipment.