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

    In the following sentence, can I use all the phrasal verbs?

    1) He gets along well with his colleagues.

    2) He goes along well with his colleagues.

    3) He gets on well with his colleagues.

    4) He pulls up well with his colleagues.

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

    No.

    Only #3 is natural for me, though I imagine #1 is fine for some people.

    Where did you get the idea that the others might work?
    Typoman - writer of rongs

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Only #3 is natural for me, though I imagine #1 is fine for some people.
    For me the reverse is true:

    Only #1 is natural for me, though I imagine #3 is fine for some people.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post



    Where did you get the idea that the others might work?
    I thought that the others might work, but I wasn't sure of that.
    Last edited by Barman; 29-Oct-2020 at 18:44.

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

    #'s 1. and 3. work in AmE, but #1 would be more common.

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

    1 and 3 both work for me. I'd use 3 but I hear "get along with" almost as often as "get on with".

    Where on earth have you seen "pull up well with"? (Please don't tell me it's in that grammar book from 1926!)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    1 and 3 both work for me. I'd use 3 but I hear "get along with" almost as often as "get on with".

    Where on earth have you seen "pull up well with"? (Please don't tell me it's in that grammar book from 1926!)
    No, it wasn't in that grammar book. In that book, there was an example using that phrasal verb.

    e.g. Initially he was trailing but soon he pulled up with others.

    Pull up with- Improved relatively

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

    These exercises where you take a phrasal verb out of its original context and move it into a completely different context really aren't helping you. Please tell us the source of that "pull up with" example sentence.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Please tell us the source of that "pull up with" example sentence.
    I found it in the book 'Objective General English' by Dr. R. S. AGGARWAL & VIKASH AGGARWAL.

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

    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.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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