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    Get Out Of

    In boxing, suppose [some boxer] is the name of some boxer. Then sometimes the commentators would, during a boxing match, say:

    "I wonder if [some boxer] would get out of round one."

    Does 'get out of round one' mean quitting in round one?
    Last edited by comhe; 03-May-2013 at 04:49.

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    Re: Get Out Of

    I wonder whether [some boxer] would get past round one, i.e. complete round one without being knocked out.

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    #3

    Re: Get Out Of

    not a teacher

    Your question in the last sentence is not the same as your quote.
    The quote: "… get out of the round one".
    The question: "… get out of round one".
    … "get out of round one" is natural English, but it is not at all clear what the whole sentence means.

    My first thought is that the commentator is wondering if the boxer will survive round one without being knocked out, and therefore can go into round two.
    Perhaps a more common way to say this would be: "I wonder if the boxer will get through round one".

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    #4

    Re: Get Out Of

    I have rephrased/edited my question slightly. Thanks!
    Last edited by comhe; 03-May-2013 at 04:39.

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    Re: Get Out Of

    Quote Originally Posted by comhe View Post
    I have rephrased/edited my question slightly. Thanks!
    No you have not. You have entirely rewritten your question. You should not do so because then the thread makes no sense to other readers. We provide replies to your own questions but they are not for your benefit only. Hundreds of others read the threads and learn from them.

    If in future you feel your question was ill-formed, kindly start a new thread with a new question.
    Last edited by probus; 03-May-2013 at 05:27.

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    #6

    Re: Get Out Of

    Ok, I reversed my question to it original version. I'm going to start a new thread though.

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    #7

    Re: Get Out Of

    Thank you.

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