I was texting with someone and we were talking about Game of Thrones. I said I just finished watching it and she asked "Are you caught up to the show?" I am not native speaker so I couldn't figure out what she meant. Can anyone help me?

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She most likely meant

"Have you caught up with the show?"

Which is asking if you have finished watching all the episodes up to date.

The use of "caught up" (See def B2) means:

Catch up: to learn or discuss the latest news.

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    That would certainly be the idiomatic form. "Are you caught up to the show" is not a form of expression which is normally used in Britain. – WS2 Jul 18 '17 at 6:49
  • @WS2: But to be fair, this was a casual conversation between friends, and via text messaging (which also lowers the average grammatical standard for communication). – Flater Jul 18 '17 at 8:10
  • @Flater Sadly, yes it does! – WS2 Jul 19 '17 at 12:19

"Are you caught up to the show?" is another way of saying "Have you watched the most recent episode?" or "Have you seen all the previous episodes?".

For instance, if I were going to talk to someone about the most recent episode, first I'd ask them if they were "caught up", as in, have they caught up to where the show is now.

  • Care to cite some sources? – Kris Jul 18 '17 at 7:36
  • @Kris Source: Native speaker of American English. If it makes you feel better, I asked someone if they were caught up on GoT just an hour before seeing this question, and there was zero confusion. – Sinjai Jul 18 '17 at 14:35
  • @Sinjai Even natives get it wrong sometimes... your last sentence is a comment, by the way. – marcellothearcane Jul 18 '17 at 15:30
  • @marcellothearcane You're right, but the only source I have is myself. Yes, it's a comment, but I don't have comment privileges. <s>No one else mentioned it to the OP and it can avoid questions like this in the future.</s> I didn't notice it's already mentioned in the moderation flag. Whether OP will see it if I missed it is arguable, but I'll remove it from my post regardless. – Sinjai Jul 18 '17 at 15:49
  • 'it can avoid questions like this in the future.' don't you believe it! :D – marcellothearcane Jul 18 '17 at 16:23

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