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    He'll never get anywhere working for himself—he's got no discipline. From here

    I can not read the sentence.
    Does "get working" mean "can find job"?
    Does he's got mean "he is got" or "he has got"?

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    Re: get

    Quote Originally Posted by Soox View Post
    He'll never get anywhere working for himself—he's got no discipline. From here

    I can not read the sentence.
    Does "get working" mean "can find job"?
    Does he's got mean "he is got" or "he has got"?

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    In the first "get anywhere" means "to be successful".
    In the second, it is "he has got".

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    Thanks MikeNewYork

    What is the difference between "he has no discipline" and "he has got no discipline"
    Does "get" means "obtain"?

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    Re: get

    Not a teacher!

    Quote Originally Posted by Soox View Post
    Thanks MikeNewYork

    What is the difference between "he has no discipline" and "he has got no discipline" They both mean the same.
    Does "get" mean (no 's') "obtain"? - No, not in the above context.

    Especially in British English 'have got' is used instead of 'have' in conversation and informal writing.

    TomUK

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    Re: get

    Quote Originally Posted by Soox View Post
    Thanks MikeNewYork

    What is the difference between "he has no discipline" and "he has got no discipline"
    Does "get" means "obtain"?
    I agree with Tom. In this case "has got" means the same as "has".

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