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    acquire a place v. set location

    "For Karpov, he acquired places for me at the best Moscow schools, even when I had been rejected for disciplinary reasons."

    Would you explain the part "acquired places"?

    Source: https://books.google.com.tr/books?id...gJDIMQ6AEIJTAA by John Le Carre

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    Re: acquire a place v. set location

    Just for a change, what do you think those words mean, htt21? Try to make an educated guess.

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    Re: acquire a place v. set location

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Just for a change, what do you think those words mean, htt21? Try to make an educated guess.
    As I am not a native and not an experienced person, I can just guess but never be sure. So my guess is "He provided places for him" or "He made him have that places." But the use of acquire in this manner is very surprising to me.

    Thank you.

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    Re: acquire a place v. set location

    "acquire" means "get/obtain", as it usually does.

    One can acquire things for oneself or one can acquire them for other people.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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