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    digital camera

    Hello!!!

    "Itís so now! Check out the new E-ZTech zoom digital camera. Its slim design is easy to use and packed with all the features you need to get take looking pictures, with a very attractive price tag. Whatís more, you can choose stylish colours, fun accessories, and even customise with start-up sound themes. The new E-ZTech zoom Ė high style, without the high price."

    I've got several questions about this extract.

    1) What does "check out" mean here? "Pay attention"?
    2) What are "fun accessories"?
    3) Isn't there a misprint in the phrase "to get take looking pictures". The grammar seems strange to me.

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    Re: digital camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
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    1) In the phrase "fun accessories" the word "fun" has the same meaning as in collocations "to have fun", where "fun" means "pleasure and enjoyment that make you feel happy"

    2) "...all the features you need to get taking pictures, with ..." What does it mean? "To get the opportunity of taking pictures"?

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    Re: digital camera

    "Get + verbing" is sometimes used. For example, if we were going on a trip, I might say "get packing!" If my daughter is late, I might say "get moving!"

    So "get taking" seems to fall in this category.

    I would have said "start taking..."

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    Re: digital camera

    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    Hello!!!

    "It’s so now! Check out the new E-ZTech zoom digital camera. ...
    This looks as if it may have come from the Internet. You've already been told the meaning of 'check out' here. But on the Internet (and indeed in supermarkets, which is where web-sites got the 'basket' image from) 'check out' is also used, as an intransitive verb, meaning 'arrange to make payment by some means'.

    (I'm surprised you didn't have trouble with 'It's so now' - though I suppose most dictionaries would deal with this [some would say ] lamentable confluence of illiteracies!)

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    Re: digital camera

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    (I'm surprised you didn't have trouble with 'It's so now' - though I suppose most dictionaries would deal with this [some would say ] lamentable confluence of illiteracies!)

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    Probably I've translated "it's so now" in the wrong way, relying on my intuition and using my knowledge of English. I think it means the same as "Now it's this way". Am I right?

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    Re: digital camera

    No, it means it is the latest popular, modern, trendy thing. It is not yesterday, not last year. It is "now."

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