Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. beachboy's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Portuguese
      • Home Country:
      • Brazil
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil

    • Join Date: Jan 2008
    • Posts: 844
    #1

    get something done

    IŽll do my Christmas shopping early this year.
    IŽll get my Christmas shopping done early this year.
    Can these sentences have the same meaning?
    Is the second one dubious? If it is in causative form, does it mean that somebody will do the shopping for me?

  2. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,093
    #2

    Re: get something done

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    IŽll do my Christmas shopping early this year.
    IŽll get my Christmas shopping done early this year.
    Can these sentences have the same meaning?
    Is the second one dubious? If it is in causative form, does it mean that somebody will do the shopping for me?
    Yes, they have the same meaning.
    No, it could have a causative meaning, but in this context, it means that you will do it - same as the first sentence.
    This time I'll get my assignment done on time!
    Boss: Will you please get this filing done before you leave?

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •