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I heard he got a promotion at the Business News./catch up #1 (permalink) Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:59 am   I heard he got a promotion at the Business News./catch up
 

From TOEIC listening part III, set 5, exercise 1:

1.I heard he got a promotion at the Business News.
Shouldn't it be:
I heard he had got a promotion at the Business News.
Because of :
I heard:,, He got/has got a promotion at the Business News''. -tense: Past Simple/Present Perfect turns into Past Perfect in indirect/reported speech (quoting sb's speech).

2.We should get together for dinner sometime soon and catch up.

catch up with what?

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I heard he got a promotion at the Business News./catch up #2 (permalink) Wed Jul 06, 2011 17:31 pm   I heard he got a promotion at the Business News./catch up
 

Catch up with each other's news.
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I heard he got a promotion at the Business News./catch up #3 (permalink) Thu Jul 07, 2011 14:55 pm   I heard he got a promotion at the Business News./catch up
 

Thanks B.,
what about my easier explanation:

Sonia said: ,,He got a promotion at the Business News''. so:
1.I heard he got a promotion at the Business News.- is that correct?
or
I heard he had got a promotion at the Business News- or is that correct?
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I heard he got a promotion at the Business News./catch up #4 (permalink) Thu Jul 07, 2011 18:11 pm   I heard he got a promotion at the Business News./catch up
 

Both are acceptable, and in the US you might hear, "I heard he had gotten a promotion...'
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I heard he got a promotion at the Business News./catch up #5 (permalink) Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:15 am   I heard he got a promotion at the Business News./catch up
 

Beeesneees wrote:
Catch up with each other's news.

Hi Bev,

Can we also say:

1. Catch up on each other's news.
2. Catch up on what's going on.
3. Catch each other up on the latest news.

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I heard he got a promotion at the Business News./catch up #6 (permalink) Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:24 am   I heard he got a promotion at the Business News./catch up
 

You can say the first two, but not the third.
'Catch up with each other on the latest news' would be okay, though wouldn't sound as natural as the other suggestions.
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