My friends are going out for lunch and ask me to go with them.

I haven't finished my work. I will follow them 10 minutes later.

Normally, what will you say? beside "I will follow you later."

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    "I'll join you later", or "I'll meet you there". – user16269 May 5 '12 at 6:26
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    "I'll come along when I'm good and ready" and "I'll get there in my own sweet time." – James Waldby - jwpat7 May 5 '12 at 6:47

"You move on, I'll catch up in 10 minutes."

  • Can I say "I will catch you up" or "I will catch up with you"? – A-letubby May 5 '12 at 6:14
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    "I'll catch up with you" is fine, "I'll catch you up" doesn't sound right. – Fr0zenFyr May 5 '12 at 6:15
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    "I'll catch you up" does sound correct to my British ear, we say it in normal conversation. This is partly because "I'll catch up with you" has the alternate meaning of "I will get together with you later to go over the things I have missed". – Matt E. Эллен May 5 '12 at 9:37
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    "I'll catch you up" sounds wrong to my American ear. I think most of us in the U.S. would say, "You go ahead. I'll catch up with you." – JLG May 5 '12 at 14:56
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    @MattЭллен Fascinating difference, as here in the US "I'll catch you up" generally has the "I will later give you the information you missed", while "I'll catch up with you" means "you go ahead and I'll soon join you". – Matthew Frederick May 6 '12 at 11:21

[I'll be] right behind you...

-Personal experience :)

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