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    Another word for "acquaint withs something" or "learn about something"

    a) Does phrasal verb "get to know" mean the same?
    b) Is there something like "get known" correct?

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    Re: Another word for "acquaint withs something" or "learn about something"

    You should know by now that we need more context to go on if we are to give a helpful response.

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    Re: Another word for "acquaint withs something" or "learn about something"

    For example in sentence: "I must acquaint myself with this material (documentation) before I start to work." can I use those phrasal verbs?

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    Re: Another word for "acquaint withs something" or "learn about something"

    Quote Originally Posted by Pierce111 View Post
    For example in sentence: "I must acquaint myself with this material (documentation) before I start to work." can I use those phrasal verbs?
    Your sentence is OK.

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    Re: Another word for "acquaint withs something" or "learn about something"

    But can I use those two above in this sentence?
    a) I must get to know this material before I start to work.
    b) I must get known this material before I start to work.
    Are these correct?

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    Re: Another word for "acquaint withs something" or "learn about something"

    "Get known" is incorrect.

    "Get to know" is usually used when referring to a person rather than material.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Another word for "acquaint withs something" or "learn about something"

    Quote Originally Posted by Pierce111 View Post
    But can I use those two above in this sentence?
    a) I must get to know this material before I start to work.
    b) I must get known this material before I start to work.
    Are these correct?
    You could also use "familiarize myself".

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