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    Get or Become wise

    When will you get wise? Is it correct?


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    Default Re: get/become wise

    When will you get wise?
    This is correct. It is informal.

    When will you become wise?
    This is correct. It is much more formal.

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    Default Re: get/become wise

    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem Afzal View Post
    Hi teachers,


    Get or Become wise

    When will you get wise? Is it correct?


    Many thanks.
    "Get wise" is correct but it has a meaning different from "become wise". The idiom has the meanings of 1. "catch on" and 2. "become impertinent".

    see here: Get wise to | Define Get wise to at Dictionary.com

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