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  1. B45
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    What does this mean: Would be cool to get to know someone to see out there.

    What does this mean:

    Would be cool to get to know someone to see out there.

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    Re: What does this mean: Would be cool to get to know someone to see out there.

    The clause does not make sense.
    You see a person first, then get to know him/her.

    You can rephrase it like this:
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    It would be good to see someone out there and get to know him/her.

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    Last edited by tedmc; 27-Oct-2014 at 09:00.

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    Re: What does this mean: Would be cool to get to know someone to see out there.

    Could a teacher please advise?

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    Re: What does this mean: Would be cool to get to know someone to see out there.

    The phrasing is awkward; the meaning I get when reading the sentence is that the speaker is referring to an impressive place of some sort - Las Vegas, Cancun, New York City, etc - when he says "out there." He would like to befriend someone who lives in one of these types of places so that whenever he goes there, he can visit with that person, perhaps stay with him, go to dinner with him, be shown the sites personally, things like that. But that's just a wild guess without more context.

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    Re: What does this mean: Would be cool to get to know someone to see out there.

    Would a native speaker say something like this - Would be cool to get to know someone to see out there.

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    Re: What does this mean: Would be cool to get to know someone to see out there.

    I wouldn't. What are you intending to say?

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    Re: What does this mean: Would be cool to get to know someone to see out there.

    Those are not my words. I don't know what he's trying to say.

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    Re: What does this mean: Would be cool to get to know someone to see out there.

    Why not ask him?

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    Re: What does this mean: Would be cool to get to know someone to see out there.

    I just might.

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    Re: What does this mean: Would be cool to get to know someone to see out there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    Would a native speaker say something like this?

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    First, I think that Tedmc and Ms. Dorchester have given us excellent interpretations.

    Second, maybe it is just my imagination, but the more I say that sentence to myself, the more it seems to be something that some native speakers might say.

    Raul in New York telephones James in Los Angeles: I'm thinking of visiting San Francisco next month.
    James: You'll love Frisco. It's a wonderful place.
    Raul: But I'm having second thoughts about going out there. [San Francisco is "out there" in the western part of the United States -- 3,000 miles away from Raul's home in New York City.]
    James: Why?
    Raul: I don't know anyone out there. When I visited L.A. last year, I knew you. And I had a great time. But ...
    James: Don't worry, dude. I have a friend named Mona who lives up there. I'm going to call her and ask whether she would be nice enough to show you around.
    Raul: Wow! You're a real buddy! It would be really cool to get to know someone to see out there.

    That is to say: It would be really cool to get to know someone [ = to make the acquaintance of someone / to be introduced to someone] to see [whom I could visit] out there.



    James

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