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    get through sth (sentences)

    I was wondering if "get through" fixes the context and that "much, many, lot of etc. should always follow it.

    1. After winning the final the team got through a lot of champagne.
    2. The kids are getting through candies.
    3. His old Buick gets through lots of gas.

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    Re: get through sth (sentences)

    To mean "consume a lot of something," you "go" through, not "get" through. The past is "went through."

    They went through a lot of beer at the party.
    The kids are going through that box of candy pretty quickly.
    His Buick goes through a lot of gas.

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    Re: get through sth (sentences)

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    To mean "consume a lot of something," you "go" through, not "get" through. The past is "went through."

    They went through a lot of beer at the party.
    The kids are going through that box of candy pretty quickly.
    His Buick goes through a lot of gas.

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    Do we still need "a lot, lots, or much" here? Since the meaning you said is " to consume A LOT of something".

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    Re: get through sth (sentences)

    It doesn't have to.
    I can't believe you two went through four cases of beer. Oh my gosh - I just went through an entire bag of chips. If I'm not careful, I could go through a pint of ice cream in one sitting.

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    Re: get through sth (sentences)

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    It doesn't have to.
    I can't believe you two went through four cases of beer. Oh my gosh - I just went through an entire bag of chips. If I'm not careful, I could go through a pint of ice cream in one sitting.
    But would it be fine to use any? Wouldn't it be redundant if I do use one?

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    Re: get through sth (sentences)

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    To mean "consume a lot of something," you "go" through, not "get" through. The past is "went through."

    They went through a lot of beer at the party.
    The kids are going through that box of candy pretty quickly.
    His Buick goes through a lot of gas.

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    hm...One of my dictionaries says "get through" means to use up a large amount or quanity of something.
    It may be British usage.

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    Re: get through sth (sentences)

    Quote Originally Posted by retro View Post
    hm...One of my dictionaries says "get through" means to use up a large amount or quanity of something.
    It may be British usage.
    What dictionary do you use?
    I also checked for the meaning of "get through" in dictionary.com but couldn't find any definition as such but "go through" does.

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