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    #1

    Get around?

    Hi,

    Can you say: "How do you get around with your new macbook?"

    Thanks
    Last edited by TheShadow; 27-Nov-2011 at 15:32.

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    #2

    Re: Get around?

    Are we considering a raincoat or a computer?

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    #3

    Re: Get around?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Are we considering a raincoat or a computer?
    Computer MAC as in macbook :)

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    #4

    Re: Get around?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    Yes, you can say that. It means how do you travel, or move, when you have your new Macbook with you. "To get around" means to move from place to place - "My grandfather was able to get around with the help of a cane".

    Are you asking if someone is able to understand or use this machine? If so, then the phrase should be, "How are you getting along with your new Macbook?"
    Thank you

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    #5

    Re: Get around?

    In BrE we would usually say "how are you getting on" rather than "how are you getting along".

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