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    I cannot get into it

    I checked the model answers from an English exercise book for primary school. The answers are in bold.

    1. The bus is full. I cannot get into it.

    We usually say "get on a bus. Can we use "get on" in the above context?

    2. I went out to dinner at weekend.

    Other than "to dinner", can we use "for dinner" in the above conext? Is it correct to use "at weekend" in the above context? It seems weired.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: I cannot get into it

    The first should be: I cannot get on (it).
    The second should be: ... at the weekend.

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    Re: I cannot get into it

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    The first should be: I cannot get on (it).
    The second should be: ... at the weekend.
    Thanks 5jj

    Are "to dinner" and "for dinner" both correct in the above context?

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    Re: I cannot get into it

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Thanks 5jj

    Are "to dinner" and "for dinner" both correct in the above context?
    Yes, they are.

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    Re: I cannot get into it

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    I checked the model answers from an English exercise book for primary school. The answers are in bold.

    1. The bus is full. I cannot get into it.

    We usually say "get on a bus. Can we use "get on" in the above context?

    2. I went out to dinner at weekend.

    Other than "to dinner", can we use "for dinner" in the above conext? Is it correct to use "at weekend" in the above context? It seems weired.

    Thanks.
    In AmE. number two would end with "on the weekend".

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    Re: I cannot get into it

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In AmE. number two would end with "on the weekend".
    Thanks Mike


    Other than "on the weekend", Can we use "on weekends" in the above conext?

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    Re: I cannot get into it

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Thanks Mike


    Other than "on the weekend", Can we use "on weekends" in the above conext?
    Yes, if you are describing a past habit.

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