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    get vs have a heart attack

    The majority of people will say "to have a heart attack". Why do some people say "to get a heart attack"? Would there be any difference?

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    Re: get vs have a heart attack

    I have never heard anyone say "to get a heart attack". Where have you heard that?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: get vs have a heart attack

    "That's why we need to develop this so-called' risk factor package " so we could better predict who might get a heart attack."

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    "Yet, she says, " I was always working so that my husband wouldn't get a heart attack."


    These are examples from COCAE.

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    Re: get vs have a heart attack

    I'm very surprised and would consider them incorrect.
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