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    GET TO/HAVE TO

    "Like every freshman, I get to live in Harvard Yard and I get to eat breakfast in Annenberg Hall."

    Does above sentence mean ""Like every freshman, I have to live in Harvard Yard and I have to eat breakfast in Annenberg Hall."?
    Can we rephrase it as ""Like every freshman, I get to live in Harvard Yard and eat breakfast in Annenberg Hall."?
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    Re: GET TO/HAVE TO

    No. 'Get to' means 'Have the opportunity to (do something enviable or desirable).

    That being said, the phrase is often used ironically.

    Your alternative suggestion is fine.

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    Re: GET TO/HAVE TO

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    No. 'Get to' means 'Have the opportunity to (do something enviable or desirable).

    That being said, the phrase is often used ironically.

    Your alternative suggestion is fine.
    "We should get to rehearsal."
    Does same meaning apply for "get to" in the above sentence?

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    Re: GET TO/HAVE TO

    I am not a teacher.

    No, here it can mean to to start the process of going there, to succeed in reaching a destination, or just to go.

    "Get" has very many uses, and their subtleties take time to assimilate.

    The "to" in "get to live" is part of the infinitive "to live", and the "to" in "get to rehearsal" is a preposition.

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