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    got + somebody + -ing form

    What is the difference between the two constructions?
    get + somebody + -ing form or
    get + somebody + to do something

    example:
    1) she got us working 12 hours a day
    2) she got us to work 12 hours a day

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    Re: got + somebody + -ing form

    Quote Originally Posted by karima1 View Post
    What is the difference between the two constructions?
    get + somebody + -ing form or
    get + somebody + to do something

    example:
    This is the distinction I would make. (how I would use the two sentences)

    2) she got us to work 12 hours a day She convinced us to work 12 hours a day. (but maybe we haven't started doing that yet, depending on the context)

    1) she got us working 12 hours a day We are working 12 hours a day. (if we are talking about a current situation of working 12 hours, I would use this one)

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    Re: got + somebody + -ing form

    Thank you so much - that's the type of explanation I was hoping for.

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