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    What do you think is the difference between "get to school" and "go to school"? I once heard from a native speaker that "get to some place" is more natural than "come/go to some place". Is it true?

    16)We live in a world of clocks. Clocks help us get to school on time...

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    As an NES but not a teacher, there is a significant difference.

    Whilst you may "go to school on time", i.e. leave home at the right time, you may well not "get to school on time" as you were delayed by very heavy traffic, following an accident.

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    You mean, "He came here" may mean "It is not certain he has actually arrived here", but "He got here" always mean "He certainly arrived here"?

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    No. What is your basis for such a conclusion from the actual words in my reply?

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