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    #1

    getting

    Dear teachers, could you shed a light on this?

    Which ones of these sentences are fine?

    a) The party got started!
    b) The party has got started!
    c) The party started!
    d) The parties have started too early (soon) in the night!
    e) The parties start too soon in this town.

    Thank you


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    #2

    Re: getting

    #c and #e are ok.

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    #3

    Re: getting

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    #c and #e are ok.
    I am guessing #a, #b and #d are not fine because of the verb "to get".
    Let me get this straight:

    Let's get this party started.
    Let's start this party.

    So, whether it is possible, a party should get something started, right?

    The party got something started, maybe drug commerce.

    As for "TO HAVE GOT":
    Actually I never heard someone talk like this:
    The party has got started.
    However, it sounds fine to me to say:
    Parties have got violence started.
    Parties start violence between teenagers.
    Parties introduce violence to teenagers.
    Are they right?

    I guess these sentences are OK, aren't they?
    I have got a new car.
    I have a new car.
    I got a new car.

    Thank you

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