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    Does "go about" mean "start" in this sentence?

    1.How did you go about making this marvelous acquisition then?(original sentence)
    2.How did you start obtaining this marvelous acquisition then?
    Do sentence 1 and 2 mean same?

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    Re: Does "go about" mean "start" in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jungjou View Post
    1.How did you go about making this marvelous acquisition then?(original sentence)
    2.How did you start obtaining this marvelous acquisition then?
    Do sentence 1 and 2 mean same?
    Not really. It covers the whole process of "making".

    How did you go about making your model of the Titanic?
    Well, first of all I got a copy of the design, then I bought all the little pieces of wood and metal, and then I basically spent every evening for seven months in my garage building the model.

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    Re: Does "go about" mean "start" in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Not really. It covers the whole process of "making".

    How did you go about making your model of the Titanic?
    Well, first of all I got a copy of the design, then I bought all the little pieces of wood and metal, and then I basically spent every evening for seven months in my garage building the model.
    Aren't "make marvelous acquisition" and "obtain marvelous acquisition" the same meaning?
    I think answers of two sentences will be almost same.

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    Re: Does "go about" mean "start" in this sentence?

    Don't "make marvelous acquisition" and "obtain marvelous acquisition" have the same meaning?

    I can't think of any context where these phrases would sound natural.

    Rover

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