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Thread: Get on?

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    #1

    Get on?

    Hi,

    Can you say:

    "After explaining you the math exercise, can you get on with your studying"?

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: Get on?

    No. The second half is fine, but not the first.

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    Re: Get on?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    No. The second half is fine, but not the first.
    Could you correct the first half please, not sure what's wrong

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    Re: Get on?

    Much like many other speakers of continental European languages "explain me" works in your language, but not in English. Try again.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Get on?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Much like many other speakers of continental European languages "explain me" works in your language, but not in English. Try again.
    After showing you the math exercise?

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    #6

    Re: Get on?

    Apart from the 'explain me' that ems pointed out, you have a dangling participle there. 'After explaining that question to your brother, can you get on with your homework?' is OK. Your use of the participle is not.

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