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    Default Get in; Separable [obligatory]?

    The dictionary has as Separable [obligatory] the verb "get in":

    Get in - Buy or obtain supplies, like food
    Example:
    We need to GET some coffee IN; we're completely out.
    Notes:
    - Separable [obligatory]

    But I don't believe this separation is obligatory:
    (from the OED): So long as I can earn enough to pay the rent and get in the odd bottle, I'm happy.

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    Default Re: Get in; Separable [obligatory]?

    I certainly have frequently used "get in", particularly when talking about household requisites:

    I need to get in a lot more electric bulbs
    I need to get in some potatoes

    It doesn't seem to me at all obligatory to split it. Which dictionary was it?

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    Default Re: Get in; Separable [obligatory]?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I certainly have frequently used "get in", particularly when talking about household requisites:

    I need to get in a lot more electric bulbs
    I need to get in some potatoes

    It doesn't seem to me at all obligatory to split it. Which dictionary was it?
    UsingEnglish.com's: http://www.usingenglish.com/referenc...bs/get+in.html

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