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    #1

    get to

    Dear native speakers,

    What does "get to" mean in the following context?

    Well, we don't get to break bread with each other that often.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: get to

    Quote Originally Posted by haseli22 View Post
    Dear native speakers,

    What does "get to" mean in the following context?

    Well, we don't get to break bread with each other that often.

    Thanks.
    Have the opportunity or the chance to do something. I don't get to go to Canada very often - I don't have the chance to go to Canada very often.

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    #3

    Re: get to

    We don't get the opportunity to break bread with each other very often.


    How often do you get to see your brother? = How often do you get the opportunity to see your brother? = How often do you see your brother?
    How many times did you get to sunbathe while you were on holiday? = How many opportunities did you get to sunbathe while you were on holiday?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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