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  1. anhnha's Avatar
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    Your responsibility to get it to me

    Hi all,
    This is a sentence in a lecture bellow:
    Homework due at beginning of class
    -15% penalty for each late period of 24 hours
    -Not accepted >72 hours after deadline
    -Your responsibility to get it to me
    -Can leave in my mailbox with a timestamp of when it was turned in
    What does this sentence mean?
    I think that it has the same meaning as "Your responsibility to submit it to me" but I don't understand the structure "get it to me".
    Thank you.

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    Re: Your responsibility to get it to me

    "To get something to someone" means to ensure that it is delivered to them.

    I need your report by 5pm. Can you get it to me by then?
    I want to buy my mother something from Canada for Christmas, but the company has just told me they can't get it to me in time.
    My boyfriend left his hat at my flat on Saturday night. I'll get it [back] to him next week sometime.

    You are right with your interpretation. It is your responsibility to ensure that you deliver your homework to the teacher. The teacher is not going to chase you for it. If you forget/fail to get it to him, it's your fault.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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