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  1. keannu's Avatar
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    get to school

    What do you think is the difference between "get to school" and "go to school"? Just different expressions for the same thing?
    I once heard from a native speaker that "get to some place" is more natural than "come/go to some place".

    16)We live in a world of clocks. Clocks help us get to school on time. They help us catch the bus...

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    Re: get to school

    As an NES but not a teacher, there's a significant difference.

    You may well "go to school on time", but not "get to school on time", as you were delayed by a road traffic accident ahead of you.

    Regards
    R21

    PS My earlier reply seems to have disappeared!

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    Re: get to school

    I now see the reason why I couldn't find my response to your thread.

    Although i didn't realise at the time, you posted two identical threads, the first of which I replied to, but your repeat post didn't include my earlier reply.

    R21

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