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    #1

    about "get back"

    Hello everyone,
    When I was inquiring about a job to one of my friends, He told me If you are interested, get back to me. Here my doubt is,
    If you are interested, get back to me. or
    If you are interested, get me back.

    I will get back to you. or
    I will get you back.
    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: about "get back"

    Quote Originally Posted by edmondjanet View Post
    Hello everyone,
    When I was inquiring about a job to one of my friends, He told me If you are interested, get back to me. Here my doubt is,
    If you are interested, get back to me. or If you are interested, contact me (again).
    If you are interested, get me back. If you are interested, you will have to persuade me to return to you.

    I will get back to you. or I will contact you (again).
    I will get you back. I will persuade you to come back to me.
    Thank you.
    Your friend simply said - "If you want a job, you should contact me".

    Not a teacher.


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    #3

    Re: about "get back"

    The other meaning of "Get someone back" is to avenge yourself, either in a joking way or a dangerous way.

    Your friend plays a practical joke on you, and you say "You better keep your eyes open, because I'm going to get you back!" That means you'll have your revenge by pranking him at some time in the future.

    As spongie said, in this case "get back to me" is absolutely the right way to say it.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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