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    debasis1983 is offline Junior Member
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    get me a room (vs) get a room for me

    Dear Teacher,
    Please tell me the difference between the following sentences.


    Please get me a room near to your place.
    Vs
    Please get a room for me near to your place.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: get me a room (vs) get a room for me

    There's no difference.

    Rover

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    Re: get me a room (vs) get a room for me

    Dear Teacher,
    I have another question using get.
    We know "get" is a transitive verb when it means "travel".Then how come the following sentense is correct where there is no object for "get".

    The Sentence:-

    It takes 1 hour to get from London to Edinburgh.

    Please answer.

    Thank you.

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    Re: get me a room (vs) get a room for me

    Quote Originally Posted by debasis1983 View Post
    We know "get" is a transitive verb when it means "travel".
    Get on its own does not mean 'travel'. When it means 'move, go, travel', it is always used with a preposition or adverb - get across the channel, get to the summit, get on/off the bus, get home (adv).

    We can (using the verb transitively) get the pram on the bus, get the boat across the channel, get the childen home.

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