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    #1

    get by/ get around

    1)A: The problem is that the regulations don't allow us to use next year's budget.
    B: Don't worry. We'll get by / get around it somehow.

    Are the two verbs in bold possibile? Do they mean the same in this context?

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    Re: get by/ get around

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    1)A: The problem is that the regulations don't allow us to use next year's budget.
    B: Don't worry. We'll get by / get around it somehow.

    Are the two verbs in bold possible? Do they mean the same in this context?
    In that kind of context we use "get around", "get by" would not be correct.

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    Re: get by/ get around

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    In that kind of context we use "get around", "get by" would not be correct.

    thanks so much so what's the difference between them? Why is "get around" corrct and the other wrong?

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    Re: get by/ get around

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    thanks so much so what's the difference between them? Why is "get around" corrct and the other wrong?
    "Get around" and "get by" are both phrasal verbs. Look here: English Phrasal Verbs - UsingEnglish.com

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    Re: get by/ get around

    "Get around" means they will use next year's budget anyway; but find some accounting trick, deceitful explanation, or other subterfuge to do what they want to do regardless of the "rule."

    "Get by" means that they will survive, persevere while obeying the rule.

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