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    #1

    get him

    If new user asks any questions in the forum, it is your duty to get him.

    Please correct this sentence to me.

    I wrote the above sentence on my own after I saw the following sentences :

    The phone is ringing, would you get it?
    Someone is knocking on the door, pelase get it.


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    Re: get him

    No, you can't use it this way. "Would you get that" referring to the phone or the door is a highly colloquial use and cannot be transferred to just any situation.

    Get is a useful word for lazy English. It can usually be replaced with a more precise one. In your sentence the precise and correct one is "answer".

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    Re: get him

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Please correct this sentence to me.

    Please corect this sentence for me.

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    Re: get him

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    If new user asks any questions in the forum, it is your duty to get him.
    Perhaps:
    If a new user asks a question, it is your duty to attack him.
    Maybe not.


    Perhaps:
    If a new member of the forum asks a question, it is your duty to answer it.
    (Not really.)

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    #5

    Re: get him

    A: The phone is ringing. Would you get it?
    B: No, you get it. I'm busy.


    __________________________________________

    A: Someone is knocking on the door. Please get it.
    B: No, you get it. I'm watching TV.


    (In AE we don't space before punctuation.)

    ~R

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