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    #1

    getting

    Hi,



    I canít visualize myself ever getting married.


    Can you tell me how to understand "getting" rather than "get" in this sentence?

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    #2

    Re: getting

    (Not a teacher)

    In this case, "getting" really means "becoming".

    You might similarly say "I am getting angry" or "I am getting tired".

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    #3

    Re: getting

    Also, I would say I can't see myself getting married, rather than visualize.

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    #4

    Re: getting

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Also, I would say I can't see myself getting married, rather than visualize.
    I agree, though it has ideas of 'visualise, imagine'.

    In the more literal sense of 'see', a bare infinitive is possible:

    I didn't see them get married.

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