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    To get preview

    Hi there,
    What's the meaning of "to get preview"? For example, look at the title to get preview.
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    Re: To get preview

    Where did you read or see this phrase?

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    Re: To get preview

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Where did you read or see this phrase?
    I've seen this phrase in some English books.

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    Re: To get preview

    [Not a teacher]

    "Get preview" refers to have a preliminary or introductory overview, sample or idea of something.
    José Manuel Rosón Bravo

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    #5

    Re: To get preview

    Normally, I would say "to get a preview".

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    Re: To get preview

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Normally, I would say "to get a preview".
    Yes, you are right. I have seen the expression "get preview" many times, mainly in programming and computing tutorials and forums, but it is not correct without the article.
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    Re: To get preview

    Quote Originally Posted by José Manuel Rosón Bravo View Post
    "Get preview" refers to have a preliminary or introductory overview, sample or idea of something.
    You've seen it too? Can you post some examples. It seems rather odd.

    It's used in two ways that I can tell from a Google search.
    1. As a headline, eg. http://www.digitalspy.com.au/ustv/ne...oKsxLC7EEujlJO
    2. To get the program Preview
    http://www.nokiapoweruser.com/2014/0...windows-phone/

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    Re: To get preview

    http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic...w-android-l-os
    http://www.thejournal.co.uk/business...castle-7371648
    http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts-e...ler.1405327568

    And others.

    Anyway, I have to agree with Raymott. "Get preview" is not correct without the article.

    And regarding my allusion to the presence of this expression in programming and computing tutorials and forums, I have also to agree with you Raymott; it refers to the Preview function in CMSs, emulators and applications. Or as an adjective in expressions like "get preview images", although with a similar meaning.

    ..."look at the title to get preview"???
    José Manuel Rosón Bravo

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