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    Default get on something

    "These files need to be organized.I'll get on it right away."

    Would it be correct to use it with a gerund?

    "There is a lot of work that needs to be done. I'll get on writing a report first."

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    Default Re: get on something

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "These files need to be organized.I'll get on it right away."

    Would it be correct to use it with a gerund?

    "There is a lot of work that needs to be done. I'll get on writing a report first."
    "Get on with writing..." is better.

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    Default Re: get on something

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "Get on with writing..." is better.
    Would some say "get on writing areport" instead of "get on with writing"?

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    Default Re: get on something

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "Get on with writing..." is better.
    bhaisahab,

    Do you use "get on with something" here to mean "to continue doing something"?

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    Default Re: get on something

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsunmoon View Post
    bhaisahab,

    Do you use "get on with something" here to mean "to continue doing something"?
    I actually meant started doing something.

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    Default Re: get on something

    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    get down to (something)
    to start to do (something) : to begin to give your attention or effort to (something)
    ▪ It's time to stop delaying and get down to work. ▪ Let's get down to business.

    Getting Started on Writing a Resume!
    The first question that occurs to each one of us when we get down to writing a resume – “Where should I start?”.

    Writing business letter
    Alright, let's get down to writing a proper business letter.

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    Default Re: get on something

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsunmoon View Post
    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    get down to (something)
    to start to do (something) : to begin to give your attention or effort to (something)
    ▪ It's time to stop delaying and get down to work. ▪ Let's get down to business.

    Getting Started on Writing a Resume!
    The first question that occurs to each one of us when we get down to writing a resume – “Where should I start?”.

    Writing business letter
    Alright, let's get down to writing a proper business letter.
    " get down to writing a proper business letter."


    Sunsunmoon,

    If you would scroll down Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary, there will be the definition
    " get on (something) US : to start to do or deal with (something)
    ▪ “These files need to be organized.” “I'll get on it right away.”

    I put a straight forward qustion about it. Why would you be coming up with answers to another phrasial verb?

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    Default Re: get on something

    You wrote: I actually meant started doing something.
    So I just told you a phrasal verb which means "to start to do (something)."

    "get down to writing a proper business letter"
    This is an example which might help you understand how to use "get down to."

    Does "get on with something" mean "to start to do (something)"?

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    Default Re: get on something

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsunmoon View Post
    You wrote: I actually meant started doing something.
    So I just told you a phrasal verb which means "to start to do (something)."

    "get down to writing a proper business letter"
    This is an example which might help you understand how to use "get down to."

    Does "get on with something" mean "to start to do (something)"?
    Yes, it can mean "to start doing something".

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    Default Re: get on something

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, it can mean "to start doing something".
    bhaisahab,

    Do you say "get on with doing something" to mean "get down to doing something"?

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