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    phrasals

    Dear teachers,
    Can I say in English that someone 'gets along with the environment' (meaning: that person doesn't get lost in the city or feels the coldness and puts on a thick pullover)?
    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: phrasals

    No, that doesn't really work. I thought you meant they tried to be "green" in how they lived their life regarding recycling, etc.

    They easily adapt to their surroundings.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: phrasals

    Quote Originally Posted by cat's_eyes View Post
    Dear teachers,
    Can I say in English that someone 'gets along with the environment' (meaning: that person doesn't get lost in the city or feels the coldness and puts on a thick pullover)?
    Thank you in advance.
    I don't know whether you could say you get along with the environment, I'll let others verify that, but I think you could say 'it feels like home to me'

    Little note: I am not a teacher


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    Re: phrasals

    YYGh,
    I thought I have found such a great expression:(
    Thank you for cutting me down to size:)

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    Re: phrasals

    Well, there was no attempt to cut you down to size, but you have certainly found another idiom and used it quite well. Good job.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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