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    What does 'to get her husband away to go to lunch' mean?

    What does 'to get her husband away to go to lunch' mean in the sentence 'She kept trying to get her husband away to go to lunch'? This sentence is taken from COLLINS COBUILD ENGLISH USAGE. The Chinese version of this dictionary translates it into something like 'She kept trying to let her husband go out and have his lunch'. But I should think this sentence means 'She kept trying to get her husband away from her so that she could go to lunch'. But I'm not so sure whether I am right.

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    Re: What does 'to get her husband away to go to lunch' mean?

    She wanted to go out to lunch WITH her husband.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: What does 'to get her husband away to go to lunch' mean?

    I agree with Barb. The "away" probably refers to something he was doing, such as work.

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    Re: What does 'to get her husband away to go to lunch' mean?

    Yes, to get him out of the office, or whatever.

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