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    to get/getting

    I would like to know the difference between "1" and "2".
    1. It took some time to get used to working with each other.
    2. It took some time getting use to working with each other.

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    Re: to get/getting

    Not a teacher.
    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I would like to know the difference between "1" and "2".
    1. It took some time to get used to working with each other.
    2. It took some time getting use to working with each other.
    Your second sentence incorrect. We have these structures to say how long to do sth:
    1.It + take + period of time + for sb + to do sth
    2.S + spend + period of time + doing sth


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    Re: to get/getting

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I would like to know the difference between "1" and "2".
    1. It took some time to get used to working with each other.
    2. It took some time getting use to working with each other.
    Both sentences are fine. I think the first sentence concentrates on the result, and the second sentence on the process.

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    Exclamation Re: to get/getting

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I would like to know the difference between "1" and "2".
    1. It took some time to get used to working with each other.
    2. It took some time getting use to working with each other.
    I do not find any difference. Both convey the same meaning: It is quite natural for someone to take time to become compatible/familiar/understanding terms with another person.

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