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  1. keannu's Avatar
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    #1

    got around to

    Is b the only answer? What do you mean by "get around to"?

    A: Aren't you apprehensive aobut submitting your paper on time?
    B:A little. I only got around to __b__ the introduction yesterday.
    a)write
    b)writing
    c)be writing
    d)have written

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    Re: got around to

    Yes, b is the correct one for the context given.

    As to your question, "get around to" is usually given as an answer to a nagging wife (sorry ladies!) by her lazy husband (sorry guys!).

    The conversation goes like this:

    wife: "When are you going to put up that shelf in the spare room?"
    husband: "When I get around to it"

    In this example, the wife should have her hands on her hips and be tapping her foot. The only course of action left to the husband is to go to the pub.

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    Re: got around to

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Is b the only answer? What do you mean by "get around to"?
    In your mind, you have a timeline of things that have to be done. Some are more urgent than others, so all these things are prioritised. Once you've "get around to" doing something, you know that the right time has come for doing that task. (But often you need reminding - it can be subjective )

    To everything there is a season.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfGZ-U7SFWE
    Last edited by Raymott; 17-Dec-2011 at 00:12.

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