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    Exclamation A great idea to get children out of the house is to find out

    Hello All,


    "...A great idea to get children out of the house is to find out how they can help in your local community.
    Perhaps there is a home for the elderly nearby.They are sure to welcome a visit from young people..."

    What is the meaning of "get children out of house"?
    Which of the following is correct?
    1 out /ˈaʊt/adverb
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    used to say that a person or thing is beyond the range or limits of something
    Try to stay out of the sun.We went inside to get out of the rain.


    Or

    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/get

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    Re: A great idea to get children out of the house is to find out

    To encourage them to leave the house and go and do something outdoors or somewhere else.

    If I want to get my children out of the house, I send them to the local shop to buy a few things, telling them that they can buy themselves something nice too.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A great idea to get children out of the house is to find out

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    To encourage them to leave the house and go and do something outdoors or somewhere else.

    If I want to get my children out of the house, I send them to the local shop to buy a few things, telling them that they can buy themselves something nice too.
    Really thanks for your help.But how could you know it means "encourage"?! I just want to know the source of this explanations because I don't want to memorize
    I actually want to know more and understand different meaning of verb deeply to be able to use on different situations.
    I can't find the "encourage" meaning of the verb on the following link:
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/get
    Thanks.

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    Re: A great idea to get children out of the house is to find out

    How do I know that's what it means? Because that is how we use it! I could have said "entice" or "force" too. Remember that words and phrases can have multiple meanings depending on context.

    To get my children out of the house, I bribe them with sweets. (encourage, make)
    I need to get this snake out of my house before it bites me. (I need to remove it, or arrange for its removal)
    I hope the cat can get out of the box OK. (exit, leave)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A great idea to get children out of the house is to find out

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    How do I know that's what it means? Because that is how we use it! I could have said "entice" or "force" too. Remember that words and phrases can have multiple meanings depending on context.

    To get my children out of the house, I bribe them with sweets. (encourage, make)
    I need to get this snake out of my house before it bites me. (I need to remove it, or arrange for its removal)
    I hope the cat can get out of the box OK. (exit, leave)
    Thanks.I think the following is correct:[transitive not in passive]to persuade or force someone to do something
    get somebody to do something:We couldn't get him to sign the agreement.
    Get children out of the house is to find ...

    Last edited by nininaz; 09-Jul-2014 at 18:14.

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    Re: A great idea to get children out of the house is to find out

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    Thanks.I think the following is correct:
    5make somebody do something[transitive not in passive] to persuade or force someone to do something
    get somebody to do somethingWe couldn't get him to sign the agreement.
    Get children out of the house is to find ...

    Hello, nininaz.
    It's a different construction from the one used in the original sentence.
    I suggest you take the expression ('get something/somebody out of something') literally first.

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    Re: A great idea to get children out of the house is to find out

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Hello, nininaz.
    It's a different construction from the one used in the original sentence.
    I suggest you take the expression ('get something/somebody out of something') literally first.
    For expression 'get something/somebody out of something' I could only find the following which doesn't make sense :
    3Help somebody escapeget somebody out: to help someone leave a place or escape from a place:It's important to get these people out as soon as possible.
    get somebody out of:We knew it was going to be difficult to get him out of the country.
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/get

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    Re: A great idea to get children out of the house is to find out

    I understand your confusion.
    As the dictionary shows, 'get somebody out of something' can be used in the sense of 'help somebody escape', but it is not the only meaning the expression conveys.
    'We knew it was going to be difficult to get him out of the country' could mean 'We knew it was going to be difficult to expel him from the country.' in the right context.

    (Edit) Please forgive (and correct) me if I'm wrong.
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 09-Jul-2014 at 19:17.

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    Re: A great idea to get children out of the house is to find out

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    I understand your confusion.
    As the dictionary shows, 'get somebody out of something' can be used in the sense of 'help somebody escape', but it is not the only meaning the expression conveys.
    'We knew it was going to be difficult to get him out of the country' could mean 'We knew it was going to be difficult to expel him from the country.' in the right context.
    Thanks a lot.
    But I think it is not as difficult as to use force and expel to persuade children out of the house.
    I think using persuade or make is more appropriate in the following situation:
    A great idea to get children out of the house is to find out ...

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    Re: A great idea to get children out of the house is to find out

    I agree with emsr2d2's opinions in post #2 and #4.

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