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    #1

    Smile get there

    Please check out the following dialogue. Which of the answers is acceptable?

    A: How do you get Times Square from your house?
    B: I walk there from my house.
    C: I get there by walking.
    D: I get there on foot.
    E: I walk to get there.

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    #2

    Re: get there

    I'd like to add the simple "I walk" or "I walk there" as the most likely things I'd say, followed by the simple "On foot."

    None of these are grammatically incorrect.

    B: I walk there from my house. -- I would just leave out the "from my house."
    C: I get there by walking. -- The least likely thing for me to say.
    D: I get there on foot. -- Okay, or "I go by foot."
    E: I walk to get there. -- As above, I'd delete "to get there."
    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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    #3

    Re: get there

    Please check out the following dialogue. Which of the answers is acceptable?

    A: How do you get Times Square from your house?
    B: I walk there from my house.
    C: I get there by walking.
    D: I get there on foot.
    E: I walk to get there.
    I prefer E.

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