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    Is there a definite difference in these sentences?

    Dear Teachers,

    May I ask one more question again?

    Well,sometimes I'm wondering about how to use of the sentence "get to".

    For example, people who will start to work a job often say such as,

    "Let's get to work."

    Why doesn't they say simply like as,

    "Let's work."

    Which sentence would you like to use in daily life?
    Is there a clear difference in these sentences?

    I suppose that the first sentence may contain the meaning of "do more better" rather than second sentence, but I have no idea if my interpretation would be correct.

    Sorry about my silly question, but it would be great if anybody answers me.

    Thanks in advance.

    Jun

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    Re: Is there a definite difference in these sentences?

    Hello Jun

    "Let's get to work!" implies a determination to start work: "get" gives a sense of impelling oneself towards the work.

    "Let's work!" is much weaker; it might simply mean "let's resume work".

    "Let's get to work" has more sense of a command to oneself and the other person.

    MrP


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    Re: Is there a definite difference in these sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPedantic
    Hello Jun

    "Let's get to work!" implies a determination to start work: "get" gives a sense of impelling oneself towards the work.

    "Let's work!" is much weaker; it might simply mean "let's resume work".

    "Let's get to work" has more sense of a command to oneself and the other person.

    MrP
    Dear MrPedanic

    I would appreciate you.
    This phrase was worried me for the long-long time.
    But by the grace of you, I GOT TO know the difference of these sentence.

    Thanks again for your polite answer !!
    Doumo-Arigatou-Gozaimasita!!

    Best Regards,

    Jun

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    Re: Is there a definite difference in these sentences?

    It was my pleasure, Jun!

    Have a very pleasant weekend,

    MrP

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