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    How did you get to be a belly dancer?

    I think this sentence means, "How did you become a belly dancer".

    Am I right?

    Please help me

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    Re: get to be

    I think it means: How did you manage to be-come a belly dancer?

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    Re: get to be

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    How did you get to be a belly dancer?

    I think this sentence means, "How did you become a belly dancer".

    Am I right?

    Please help me
    Absolutely right.

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    Re: get to be

    So, Can I say?
    (1) How do you get to be a English teacher?
    (2) I get to be the exam successfully.

    Please help me.
    Last edited by user_gary; 27-Jul-2007 at 19:26.

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    Re: get to be

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    So, Can I say?
    (1) How do you get to be a English teacher? Yes
    (2) I get to be the exam successfully. Explain where "become" is relevant in this sentence.

    Please help me.
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    Re: get to be

    I get to be the exam successfully.

    I thought, get to be = manage to overcome something, or become

    So, by this sentence, I meant that I managed to pass the exam successfully.

    But, now I think I am wrong.

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    Re: get to be

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    I get to be the exam successfully.

    I thought, get to be = manage to overcome something, or become

    So, by this sentence, I meant that I managed to pass the exam successfully.

    But, now I think I am wrong.
    You are, but you have said what you need to say perfectly in : I managed to pass the exam successfully.

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