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    #1

    get moved in

    - You were a darling to help, I could never have done it without you.
    - Call me anytime. I'm just upstairs, or I will be as soon as I get moved in.

    Breakfast at Tiffany's, movie

    Is it idiomatic to say "get moved" instead of "move", as if "moved" here a transitive verb?
    Thank you.
    Last edited by Vik-Nik-Sor; 04-May-2014 at 18:45. Reason: a typo: moved --> move


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    #2

    Re: get moved in

    I would use move in there.

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    #3

    Re: get moved in

    Maybe it's natural in AE?


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    #4

    Re: get moved in

    I am not a teacher.

    It sounds like the sort of thing that is natural in AmE.

    'Get' has countless uses and if the 'moving in' is expected to be difficult or arduous it could be added to convey the idea of 'finally succeeding'.

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    #5

    Re: get moved in

    Yes, I know "get + past participle" is widely used in AE. The problem is with this particular verb "move" which I didn't expect to see used like that.


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    #6

    Re: get moved in

    It would be natural in AmE if the speaker were referring to moving in furniture and other things. That often requires the assistance of other people and possibly a moving company.

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    #7

    Re: get moved in

    Quote Originally Posted by Vik-Nik-Sor View Post
    Maybe it's natural in AE?
    It's not wrong in BrE.

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