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I have several questions about the usage of 'get'.
1. What's the difference of 'get doing' and 'get to do'? How to choose between them while writing? Which of the following sentences are grammatical:
(1) I got talking to her. OR I got to talk to her.
(2) How did you get to know that? OR How did you get knowing that?
(3) One soon gets to like it here. OR One soon gets liking it here.
2. What's the difference of 'get sb doing' and 'get sb to do'? How to choose between them while writing? Which of the following sentences are grammatical:
(1) It's hard to get him talking. OR It's hard to get him to talk.
(2) Can you really get that old car going again? OR Can you really get that old car to go again?
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by banderas; 04-Jun-2008 at 03:41.
(1) I got talking to her.
There's nothing wrong with this one, Banderas. It means "I became engaged in talking to her".
So, once I got talking to her, I came to the realization that she wasn't as the press had portrayed her. She wasn't radical at all. Her ideas were carefully measured and carefully thought out.
it is good to have you around.Thanks.