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    #1

    net, get through, get along

    Dear teachers,

    I have two questions to ask:

    No.1
    His total sales that year grossed about 10 million yuan.
    My question is: Can I say "His total sales that year netted about 10 million yuan"?

    No.2
    Let's get it over and done with.
    Can I say "Let's get it through and done with" ? I am not sure of it because I can only find "to get through it" but I can't find "to get it through" in my dictionary.

    No.3
    Both "He was very easy to get along with" and "He was very easy to get on with" are correct.
    My question is: Is it the same thing with "something"?
    For example, can I say "He is getting along/on well with his work"?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    #2

    Re: net, get through, get along

    No.1
    Gross = total; Net = after deductions (i.e., what you catch in the net and take home).

    Click Gross Versus Net and Gross vs. Net - Difference and Comparison

    No.2
    "Let's get it through and done with"

    No.3
    "He was very easy to get along with" and "He was very easy to get on with" are correct.

    "He is getting along/on well with his work"?

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    #3

    Re: net, get through, get along

    But, jiang, getting along well with a person and getting along well with a job are different sorts of getting along. The first is reciprocal - there is give and take; you can't get along well with someone who doesn't want to get along well with you - though of course the feeling of reciprocity can grow; people can start 'at daggers drawn', then progress to just being 'at loggerheads', then they can 'rub along' but 'knock sparks off' each other, and only finally grow to 'getting along well' with each other.

    And 'over and done with' is a very strong collocation. If something is 'anything and done with', it's a fair bet that the 'anything' is 'over'!

    b

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