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    • Join Date: Feb 2005
    • Posts: 296

    how you got on

    I think 'how you got on' has several meanings.

    1) I don't know how you got on this list.

    2) Tell me how you got on with that man.

    3) Let me know how you got on.

    4) I'd like to know how you got on your test.

    I'm not sure about the first one.
    I guess the second one means that the hearer is dating with 'that man'
    and the speaker wants to know more about the relationship.
    The third one means 'keep me posted'.
    I'm not sure about the fourth one.
    Is this OK?
    Thank you.
    Last edited by peppy_man; 03-Sep-2005 at 10:17.

  1. Casiopea's Avatar

    • Join Date: Sep 2003
    • Posts: 12,970

    Re: how you got on

    Here are the three meanings for 'get on': make progress; manage; enter.

    1) managed to get your name on the list.
    2) made progress or managed
    3) made progress or managed
    4) ungrammatical. Try,

    I'd like to know what you got/received - on the test.
    I'd like to know how you did on your test.
    I'd like to know how you got on - on your test.

    Note, I've used the dash (-) for emphasis.


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