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    #1

    going/getting through

    We're getting through a lot of coffee/toilet paper.
    We're going through a lot of coffee/toilet paper.



    I think the both sentences have the same meaning.

    Do you think there is some differences between these sentences?

    Please help me.

  1. Casiopea's Avatar

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    #2

    Re: going/getting through

    1. We're getting through a lot of coffee/toilet paper.
    2. We're going through a lot of coffee/toilet paper.

    Both are correct, but they don't express the same meaning. The first one means that it's good that you're using up all the coffee or toilet paper. The second one means that it's not good that you're using up all the coffee or toilet paper. You're using too much and should use less.

    Does that help?


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    #3

    Re: going/getting through

    Thank you very much Casiopea. Yes it helped me a lot.
    Now If I say,
    I am going through many books.
    I am getting through many books.

    I think the first sentence means, "It's not good that you are reading many books", and the second sentence means, "It's good that you are reading many books".
    Am I right?

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

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    #4

    Re: going/getting through

    [1] I am going through many books.
    => Meaning: you read quickly.

    [2] I am getting through many books.
    => Meaning: you're doing a great deal of work.

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