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    Jay had gotten to it

    Hi,

    Would you please tell me what the sentence below means. And how this is used in a context?

    Jay had gotten to it.

    Many thanks.

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    Re: Jay had gotten to it

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    Hi,

    Would you please tell me what the sentence below means. And how this is used in a context?

    Jay had gotten to it.

    Many thanks.
    ===Not a Teacher===

    It could mean several things!

    In what context are you using it?

    Please elaborate~

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    Re: Jay had gotten to it

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    ===Not a Teacher===

    It could mean several things!

    In what context are you using it?

    Please elaborate~
    Here are some lines from the movie "MEN IN BLACK" to help you understand the context:

    "Hey, Bug!" Kay shouted out. But the Bug ignored him and kept lumbering toward the tower. Kay continued: "I'm talking to you, Bug! You know how many of your kind I've swatted with a newspaper?"
    At that the Bug stopped and turned around. Kay had gotten to it.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Jay had gotten to it

    I believe it's just "K" (not Kay).

    Anyway, it means that K had succeeded in creating mental anguish in the Bug.

    If you hear two people talking about you and they are not being nice, your friend may say "Oh come on. Don't let that get to you. Those two are real jerks. Their opinion doesn't matter!"

    In this case, the Bug was really bothered by (he was made angry by) K's comments.
    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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