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    Default He got to his feet.

    Dear teachers,

    Just now I run into a phrase that bewildered me namely “He got to his feet”.

    Would you be kind enough tell me whether the following sentences contain expressions that have a meaning similar to the meaning of the phrase in question.

    The principal rose slowly to his feet.
    The small boy stamped his feet and blew on his red, chapped hands.
    Scuffing his shoes on the floor, he moved the weight of his body from one foot to the other.
    In the lobby I walked out of the elevator, and a man leaning against the wall pushed himself off it and walked toward me.
    The gallery, as far as Dixon could see, was also packed; some people were standing up by the rear wall.
    They stood on tiptoes craned over people’s shoulders.
    I heard him whistling under his breath and saw that he was rocking back and forth, heel to toe.
    He started to his feet.
    Jack leapt to his feet.
    She sprang to her feet.
    He helped her to her feet.
    Gently he set Baby on her feet.
    He rises to his feet.
    He stands up to his feet.
    He rises to his full stature.

    Thank you in advance for your efforts.

    Regards.

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 01-May-2008 at 06:15.

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    Default Re: He got to his feet.

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Just now I run into a phrase that bewildered me namely “He got to his feet”.

    Would you be kind enough tell me whether the following sentences contain expressions that have a meaning similar to the meaning of the phrase in question.

    The principal rose slowly to his feet.
    The small boy stamped his feet and blew on his red, ahapped hands.
    Scuffing his shoes on the floor, he moved the weight of his body from one foot to the other.
    In the lobby I walked out of the elevator, and a man leaning against the wall pushed himself off it and walked toward me.
    The gallery, as far as Dixon could see, was also packed; some people were standing up by the rear wall.
    They stood on tiptoes craned over people’s shoulders.
    I heard him whistling under his breath and saw that he was rocking back and forth, heel to toe.
    He started to his feet.
    Jack leapt to his feet.
    She sprang to her feet.
    He helped her to her feet.
    Gently he set Baby on her feet.
    He rises to his feet.
    He stands up to his feet.
    He rises to his full stature.

    Thank you in advance for your efforts.

    Regards.

    V.
    Most of the others do not carry the meaning "stand up".

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    Default Re: He got to his feet.

    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you for your prompt reply as well as for your vocational assessment of my wording.

    Regards.

    V.

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