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  1. salvador.dal1950's Avatar
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    get to grips with


    Is it correct to use the expression "get to grips with" like in the following sentence?

    Child pregnancy is still a problem to get to grips with.

    Thank you guys

    Incidentally, is this a transitive/intransitive type of question? I am yet to see understand what those terms mean.

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    Re: get to grips with

    There is an expression "come to grips with."
    It means to accept and to address a situation.

    She still hasn't come to grips with the fact that her baby is a high school senior and will go to college next year.
    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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