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    I have a question.
    My teacher said: To get it (your negative mark) erased, you have another chance to complete your homework.
    I want to know it is correct or not? If no, what is the correct form?
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    I have a question.
    My teacher said, "To get it (your negative mark) erased, you have another chance to complete your homework."
    I want to know if it is correct or not? If no, what is the correct form?
    Thanks.
    That is a rather strange use of the word erased. I understand what your teacher means and I suppose it's possible she is literally going to erase the mark on the paper and write a new mark on it but it's unlikely. I would prefer something like "You have another chance to do your homework so that you can try to improve your mark."

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    Thanks.
    So do you mean that "get it erased" is not correct at all? I have heard "get it done". Can you give me some examples with "get it ...."? Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    Thanks.
    So do you mean that "get it erased" is not correct at all? I have heard "get it done". Can you give me some examples with "get it ...."? Please.
    Do you have to use "get it ..."?
    How about:
    "To have your mark amended, ..." ("To get it amended ...")
    "To receive a better mark, ..."
    "For a revision of your mark , ..." (To get it revised ...")
    "In order to improve your mark, ..."
    ...

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    Default Re: get it erased

    [QUOTE=English4everyone;831952]
    My teacher said: To get it (your negative mark) erased, you have another chance to complete your homework.


    NOT A TEACHER


    Maybe:

    To get your negative mark changed, you'll have another chance to complete your homework.

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