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    get promotion

    Hello,

    I'm doing a vocabulary test and having some problems with a question which reads:

    I'm hoping to _______later this year.

    a) get promoted b) get promotion c) have promoted.

    I'm supposed to choose one alternative. I don't understand why b) is incorrect. I've consulted my Oxford collocations dictionary and found the following entry:

    get /gain/ win / receive / earn promotion
    If I can't get promotion soon, I'll look for another job.

    Why is it wrong in the test?

    I'd be grateful for help.
    Thank you.

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    Re: get promotion

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    Hello,

    I'm doing a vocabulary test and having some problems with a question which reads:

    I'm hoping to _______later this year.

    a) get promoted b) get promotion c) have promoted.

    I'm supposed to choose one alternative. I don't understand why b) is incorrect. I've consulted my Oxford collocations dictionary and found the following entry:

    get /gain/ win / receive / earn promotion
    If I can't get promotion soon, I'll look for another job.

    Why is it wrong in the test?

    I'd be grateful for help.
    Thank you.
    NOT A TEACHER.

    "Get promoted" is correct. "Get a promotion" would also be correct.

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    Re: get promotion

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    Hello,

    I'm doing a vocabulary test and having some problems with a question which reads:

    I'm hoping to _______later this year.

    a) get promoted b) get promotion c) have promoted.

    I'm supposed to choose one alternative. I don't understand why b) is incorrect. I've consulted my Oxford collocations dictionary and found the following entry:

    get /gain/ win / receive / earn promotion
    If I can't get promotion soon, I'll look for another job.

    Why is it wrong in the test?

    I'd be grateful for help.
    Thank you.
    Both a) and b) are possible in that sentence.

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    Re: get promotion

    "b" must include the article, "a" to be correct.

    get a promotion.

    It is a specific promotion.

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    Re: get promotion

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    "b" must include the article, "a" to be correct.

    get a promotion.

    It is a specific promotion.
    I disagree, the article is unnecessary.

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    Re: get promotion

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I disagree, the article is unnecessary.
    In North America one would say, "I got a promotion." "I got promotion" sounds like broken English.

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    Re: get promotion

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    In North America one would say, "I got a promotion." "I got promotion" sounds like broken English.
    If I can't get promotion soon, I'll look for another job. This is perfectly natural in BrE.

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    #8

    Re: get promotion

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    If I can't get promotion soon, I'll look for another job. This is perfectly natural in BrE.
    I am not a teacher.

    Get out of town! I didn't know that one. That's a complete no-go here.

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    #9

    Re: get promotion

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolfootluke View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    Get out of town! I didn't know that one. That's a complete no-go here.
    If said "get promotion", it would sound awkward in AmE?

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    Re: get promotion

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    If I can't get promotion soon, I'll look for another job. This is perfectly natural in BrE.
    Indeed.

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