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  1. hector51's Avatar

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    Get someone doing something....


    can you teachers please tell me more about the structure : "get someone doing something" ? as in :

    "we have to get people warning about the storm"

    thanks in advance!!

  2. Editor,
    English Teacher
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    Re: Get someone doing something....

    It's not a very good examples- it would work better IMO if you put others after warning. However, it basically means to make/encourage other a people to start a process- we use -ing be`cause we are not thinking of a single result, but a process of warning people that may take time and the aim is to warn as many as possible.


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