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    get to start

    Dear teachers,

    Please read the following:

    It was so cold that I couldn’t get my car__ this morning.
    a. started b. starting c. to start it d. to be started

    The key is "a". My question is: Why isn't "d" correct?

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


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    Re: get to start

    Hi Jiang

    As a NES, but not a teacher:

    Option a) is the only one that works for me, but, following your track, I would advise that: "It was so cold that I couldn’t get my car to start this morning" would also work for me.

    Hope this helps

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