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    Is It Synonymous?

    After "in the name of allah" ,hello there. My question is about this quotation : "Some of the folowing statements are true , and some are false.Don't worry if you get a few -or all- of the items wrong: you will have lots of company.",Does the verb (GET) mean (ANSWER)? ,For the record i couldn't find an explicit indication in any dictionary about this?. MANY THANKS

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    Re: Is It Synonymous?

    "get" in this case means "respond correctly" or "guess correctly"
    Last edited by eflnow; 14-Nov-2006 at 14:19. Reason: extra word

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    Re: Is It Synonymous?

    Quote Originally Posted by the arrow of egypt View Post
    After "in the name of allah" ,hello there. My question is about this quotation : "Some of the folowing statements are true , and some are false.Don't worry if you get a few -or all- of the items wrong: you will have lots of company.",Does the verb (GET) mean (ANSWER)? ,For the record i couldn't find an explicit indication in any dictionary about this?. MANY THANKS
    Yes, in this case "get the items wrong" means to answer them incorrectly.

    There is a sense of "get" that means reach a conclusion by analysis or calculation. That is very close to this.

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