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    Smile I want to be/get in touch.

    Hello everyone,

    I would like to know when to use be or get.


    I want to be in touch with Ahmed.

    I want to get in touch with Ahmed.
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    Re: I want to be/get in touch.

    They have slightly different meanings.

    I want to get in touch with Ahmed = I want to contact him (now or very soon). You might only want to contact him once.
    I want to be in touch with Ahmed = I want to have regular correspondence/contact with Ahmed (now and in the future).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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