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    I got accepted meant that they wanted me

    I got accepted meant that they wanted me
    Is this sentence OK?

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    Re: I got accepted meant that they wanted me

    Hi belly, any context to this?

    I think you wanted to say:

    I got accepted which means that they wanted me

    I got accepted: this means, they obviously wanted me.


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    Re: I got accepted meant that they wanted me

    Many many years ago when I was in school my English Master outlawed two words. We were not allowed to use these in any context.
    The idea was to force us to use a better word or phase.
    The two words were:- "got" & "went"

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    #4

    Re: I got accepted meant that they wanted me

    Of course, dizzy, it would sound much better with:

    I was accepted....


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    Re: I got accepted meant that they wanted me

    hi Dizzy
    Where was "went"?
    I also saw no difference between "was" and "got"?


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    Re: I got accepted meant that they wanted me

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    hi Dizzy
    Where was "went"? Nowhere. What Dizzy is saying is that "went" was being used as an easy option, and could be replaced by other and better verbs, just as "got " can be.
    I also saw no difference between "was" and "got"? "got" is a lazy option. There may be no difference in meaning but "was" is a better, more literate, option.
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