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    #1

    fetch

    How do you usually use fetch in a sentence?


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    Re: fetch

    1 go for and bring back.

    The dog fetches the ball when I throw it.
    I fetch the shopping in the morning.
    When you go to town, could you fetch my dry-cleaning for me?2 achieve (a particular price) when sold.

    The picture fetched a record price of $20 million in the auction.


    These are the usual uses. There are a number of obscurer uses that are not common.

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    #3

    Re: fetch

    Do you go and fetch someone at the airport? Or do you go and collect someone at the airport?

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    #4

    Re: fetch

    Sure, you can fetch a person from the airport, just like the drycleaning.

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    Re: fetch

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Sure, you can fetch a person from the airport, just like the drycleaning.
    And we also collect person from the airport right?

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    #6

    Re: fetch

    Yes, although I personally use that less often.
    You can simply "meet someone at the airport" or "meet his plane" as a way to say that you will pick someone up at the airport. That's the other thing I say: "pick [someone] up at the airport"

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    #7

    Re: fetch

    Thanks Barb!
    I think that's better. To pick someone up would sound more natural and understandable even here in my place.

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