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    Re: Go along with/get along with/get on with/pull up with

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I am going to respectfully suggest that you treat yourself to some grammar books and text books by native British English or American English speakers.


    Preferably those first published or fully revised in the last twenty years.
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    #12

    Re: Go along with/get along with/get on with/pull up with

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I am going to respectfully suggest that you treat yourself to some grammar books and text books by native British English or American English speakers.
    Respected emsr2d2,

    Could you please suggest me some of these grammar/text books with their title and author? I feel this will go a long way to meet my need.

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    #13

    Re: Go along with/get along with/get on with/pull up with

    Practical English Usage by Michael Swan is an excellent resource for learners and teachers. It's now on its fourth edition; here's my review of the third:

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...y-Michael-Swan
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    #14

    Re: Go along with/get along with/get on with/pull up with

    Quote Originally Posted by Barman View Post
    In the following sentences, can I use all the phrasal verbs?

    No.

    1) He gets along well with his colleagues. Good.

    2) He goes along well with his colleagues. BAD!

    This means he agrees with them OR he's willing to follow them.

    The word well doesn't fit.


    3) He gets on well with his colleagues. Good.

    4) He pulls up well with his colleagues. BAD!

    When a car stops, it pulls up: She pulled up at the gas pump.

    So number 4 means he arrives in his car at the same time his colleagues arrive in theirs OR he arrives in a car full of colleagues.

    Again, well doesn't fit.
    Ugh. Piscean is right. Get Swan!
    Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 31-Oct-2020 at 20:34.
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