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    Default Re: Let me know when you are at home

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    But you can get her a taxi.
    If you can get her a taxi, you can take her a taxi. You can wrap it up in a ribbon and present her with a taxi. (But we're getting away from normal usage now. This does not apply to finding a taxi to take you home in.)

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    Default Re: Let me know when you are at home

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Or a drink!

    Mine's a pint, thanks!
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Default Re: Let me know when you are at home

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    If you can get her a taxi, you can wrap it up in a ribbon and present her with a taxi.
    Do you mean "to get some one a taxi" does not mean "to call some one a taxi" ?
    But in some posts, your friends mentioned that we can say "to get some one a taxi." Isn't it?

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    Default Re: Let me know when you are at home

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Do you mean "to get some one a taxi" does not mean "to call some one a taxi" ?
    But in some posts, your friends mentioned that we can say "to get some one a taxi." Isn't it?
    No, I don't mean that. It was an irrelevant observation that I now regret. Forget it.
    However, I can emphatically state that "to get someone a taxi" need not mean "to call someone a taxi" just as "To call someone a scoundrel" does not necessarily mean "to get someone a scoundrel".
    This wordplay may be beyond your level, but I think it's worth being aware that phrases and sentences don't always have only one meaning, and this is why we are constantly reminding learners of context.

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