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  1. #1
    greenhand Guest

    pls check it for me

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    Ellen: OK, Philip. This is your third cup of coffee. We should get to work, or we won't be finished by dinnertime.
    Philip: I guess we must.
    Ellen: We must.
    .....
    =================

    My friend was wondering if there is anything wrong on the fowllowing saying "OK, Philip. This is your third cup of coffee. We should get to work, or we won't be finished by dinnertime. "

    i think it's ok..pls check it for me

    thanks :)

  2. #2
    Looks fine.

    FRC

  3. #3
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    I'd say 'get down to work'.

  4. #4
    Yes, sounds even better. Is 'get to work' correct though?

    FRC

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    It's OK- it could either mean 'go' or 'start', but 'get down to' is more natural.

  6. #6
    Obviously.
    TY!

    FRC

  7. #7
    greenhand Guest
    my friend's question are:

    1. why say"we won't be finished" but not "won't finish"

    2. why use "by dinnertime" but not "before dinner time"?

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