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    Meaning of "I'm getting to know..."

    Plz tell me the meaning of this sentence
    "I'm getting to know the town quite well"
    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Meaning of "I'm getting to know..."

    I would say:
    I am knowing the town quite well.

    I have been noticing that get/got is often used to make shorter the kind of sentences such as 'I have to do/make/..' to 'I got to do/make/' in which 'have' is replaced by 'got'

    I am getting to know/do/make/.. might likely mean that I think I am knowing the town quite well.

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    Re: Meaning of "I'm getting to know..."

    Quote Originally Posted by mr.vi.et View Post
    Plz tell me the meaning of this sentence
    "I'm getting to know the town quite well"
    Thanks in advance
    It means that each day you know the town better than you did the day before.
    (Désolée, Philadelphia, mais je crains que votre explication ne soit fragile.)

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    Re: Meaning of "I'm getting to know..."

    Quote Originally Posted by naomimalan View Post
    It means that each day you know the town better than you did the day before.
    (Désolée, Philadelphia, mais je crains que votre explication ne soit fragile.)
    In fact, I wanted to say what you have just said by using the 'ing' form but I expressed it so worse.

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