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    Get places or get to places?

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    Passages 1, third edition, page 2
    Shouldn't it be getting to places? Or is it a fixed expression? Don't we need to before a noun when get means arrive?
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    Re: Get places or get to places?

    Yes, it is getting to places, meaning arriving at places.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Get places or get to places?

    It's correct as written. It would be unnatural with the preposition.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Get places or get to places?

    I agree that it's OK as it is, but I find it acceptable with the preposition.
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    Re: Get places or get to places?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post

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    Incorrect answer.
    Don't you think it's a good idea to leave incorrect answers so that they can be discussed?
    I think it's possible for one person's incorrect answer to be acceptable to another person.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 26-Oct-2020 at 12:49. Reason: Fix a typo.
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    Re: Get places or get to places?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Don't you think it's a good idea to leave incorrect answers so that they can be discussed?
    I think it's possible for one person's incorrect answer to be acceptable to another person.
    Good points. I've restored the post.
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    Re: Get places or get to places?

    I didn't know "places" can be used as an adverb.
    I've found it here (#6):

    https://www.collinsdictionary.com/di.../english/place

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    Re: Get places or get to places?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    It would be unnatural with the preposition.
    You're right—that's definitely an incorrect answer!

    Both versions are natural, but the version with the preposition is the only natural version in my own speech.

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    Re: Get places or get to places?

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    You're right—that's definitely an incorrect answer!

    Both versions are natural, but the version with the preposition is the only natural version in my own speech.
    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    You're right—that's definitely an incorrect answer!

    Both versions are natural, but the version with the preposition is the only natural version in my own speech.
    Perhaps I am misreading something here, jutfrank. Which is the incorrect answer if both versions are natural?
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    Re: Get places or get to places?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Perhaps I am misreading something here, jutfrank. Which is the incorrect answer if both versions are natural?
    Sorry to confuse. I was referring to GS's comment in post #3, here:

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    It would be unnatural with the preposition.

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