1

If I mean : “to make sure someone is doing okay, be it in their work, health, or otherwise”,

Have “to check IN on someone” AND “to check on someone“ the same meaning ?

Also, recently, someone wrote me : “Thank you for checking up on me”,

Is it correct as well ? Different ?

0

In the sense you mean in your example

to make sure someone is doing okay, be it in their work, health, or otherwise

I think check up on is the best as this can carry the sense of finding out about their welfare. It can of course also have the sense of monitoring them in a work place or elsewhere as can check on. I would not use check in but that may be a dialect issue as it may be current in the US dialect(s).

1
  • Thank you for your answer ... and further details. SO ... I could perhaps decide on using mainly: 1 - to check up on someone, 2 - to check on someone, I will leave out “IN” ! Thanks a lot. It’s a very useful clarification for me,
    – Le Condor
    Oct 3 '20 at 14:54

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.