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    Use of "to get" like "to understand"

    Hi,
    I'm not very good in colloquial expressions, and yesterday evening, while I was watching a film in english, I've heard the expression "I don't get it". In that context, I thought it meant "I don't understand". It is possible?

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    Re: Use of "to get" like "to understand"

    Yes, it is.

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    #3

    Re: Use of "to get" like "to understand"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Yes, it is.
    Thanks!!

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    #4

    Re: Use of "to get" like "to understand"

    I'd add "not only possible, but very common!"

    I don't get it.
    Ah! Got it!
    It took me a while to get it, but then it all made sense.


    Welcome to Using English!

    (Also, Vale, thanks for taking the time to say "thanks" but it would be best to just use the "Thank" button under the helpful post so we don't see a new reply in the thread and think "Oh! There must be a follow-on question.")
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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