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    get it working

    What is the difference between "get it to work" and "get it working"? The former seems to be a one-time action, while the latter is a long-lasting action.

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    ex) Dropping your cell phone in water means you have to replace it, but sometimes if you’re fast enough, you might be able to save the phone! If you want to suck the liquid out of the inner parts of the phone, try ①
    using a vacuum cleaner. Remove all residual moisture by drawing it away, with a vacuum cleaner ②holding over the affected areas for up to twenty minutes. This way you can completely dry out your phone and get it ③working in thirty minutes.

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    #2

    Re: get it working

    No difference.

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    Re: get it working

    Are you sure? No time difference?

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    #4

    Re: get it working

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Are you sure? No time difference?
    There's no difference to the time. Stylistically, I prefer "get it working".

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