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    gets to compete in the national championships

    Does "get to do something" ever have the meaning of "reaching something"? I think it only means "become".
    5)[Filling /
    Filled] with a new sense of hope and direction, Bethany returns home.
    Against all odds, Bethany finally gets to compete in the national championships. ( Before the competition, Tom gives [advice / advise ] to his daughter: "The greatest surfers, they all have this sixth sense.
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    Re: gets to compete in the national championships

    '...gets to compete' means '...has the opportunity to compete' or the wordier '...succeeds in gaining the opportunity to compete'.

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