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    Television can be a useful way of putting across health messages.

    Hello

    "put across" or "put over": to explain an idea, belief, etc. in a way that is easy to understand
    Television can be a useful way of putting across health messages.

    Can I say "getting across" or "converying" instead of putting across?

    Thank you.


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    Re: Television can be a useful way of putting across health messages.

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    Hello

    "put across" or "put over": to explain an idea, belief, etc. in a way that is easy to understand
    Television can be a useful way of putting across health messages.

    Can I say "getting across" or "converying" instead of putting across?

    Thank you.
    I would not use "getting across". I like "conveying". That works. However, I think using the verb "communicate" is good - "communicating health messages". Another good one is "deliver" - "delivering health messages to the general public".

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    Re: Television can be a useful way of putting across health messages.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello

    "put across" or "put over": to explain an idea, belief, etc. in a way that is easy to understand
    Television can be a useful way of putting across health messages.

    Can I say "getting across" or "converying" instead of putting across?

    Thank you.
    "Getting across" is colloquial - perhaps the most common of the options for casual communication. I wouldn't write "getting across" in an essay though. "Publicising" would work for a formal context. "Communicating" is also good.


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    Re: Television can be a useful way of putting across health messages.

    Is put across more common than put over? Do you use put over to mean "to explain or express something clearly so that people understand it easily"?


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    Re: Television can be a useful way of putting across health messages.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Is put across more common than put over? Do you use put over to mean "to explain or express something clearly so that people understand it easily"?
    I don't use "put over" that way, no. And I haven't heard it used that way.

    There is the phrase, or idiomatic expression "put one over on someone".


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