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    get along vs get on

    When should I use 'get along' instead of 'get on' when the last means 'have a good relationship'?

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    #2

    Re: get along vs get on

    Quote Originally Posted by towcats1 View Post
    When should I use 'get along' instead of 'get on' when the last means 'have a good relationship'?
    Why don't you try writing some example sentences, and then we can comment.

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    Re: get along vs get on

    It is always funny for me to get along with snobbish people.
    I prefer getting on with ordinary people.

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    #4

    Re: get along vs get on

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    It is always funny for me to get along with snobbish people.
    I prefer getting on with ordinary people.
    Very good. You have used the two expressions correctly. The first sentence is a bit awkward. Try: I am always surprised when I get along with snobbish people.

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    #5

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    But I am not surprised (when I get along with snobbish people), not at all.

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    #6

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    But I am not surprised (when I get along with snobbish people), not at all.
    In that case, what do you mean about it's being "funny for you"?

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    #7

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    I mean exactly that it's a funny, laughable thing when I see a snob. Snobbish people are always funny that what I mean.

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    I mean exactly that it's a funny, laughable thing. Snobbish peopler are always funny that what I mean.
    In that case you are misusing "get along".

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    #9

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    But it's easy for me to get along with them, we all have our own weaknesses.

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    #10

    Re: get along vs get on

    So I was right?

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