Top Phrase #3: It’s Up To You

IT’S UP TO YOU

This is such an easy little phrase to learn and ever so useful.

Meaning 1: You can decide, you can choose

Examples:

“Which film shall we see?”  – “I don’t mind. It’s up to you.”

“We can do the class at 10 or 11. It’s up to you.

 

Meaning 2: It’s the responsibility of somebody (often to emphasise that it’s not somebody else’s responsibility)

Examples:

I can’t study for you. It’s up to you to take the exam.

It was up to you to get dinner ready. I asked you, not your sister.

It’s not up to everybody else to take care of our planet. We all have to do our part.”

 

 

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