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    questions

    Could you explain to me
    the meaning of this sentence?
    "It's the first car of its type to have this design features."
    'its' indicates 'have this design features'?

    What does it mean 'the new type of a TV set'?
    Can i use 'the new type of TV set' without a?

    she mixes with all types of people
    she mixes with people of all types
    Does both sentence have the same meaning?

    i saw the mails being sent
    i saw the mails sent
    What is the difference between using 'being sent' and just 'sent'?

    can i use a sentence like "i have got it lost" when i want to say " i have lost it."

    Is it right to say " i haven't got back my papers from the professor."


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    Re: questions

    Quote Originally Posted by jonah2 View Post
    Could you explain to me
    the meaning of this sentence?
    "It's the first car of its type to have this design feature."
    'its' indicates 'have this design features'? No - it refers back to the car.

    What does it mean 'the new type of a TV set'?
    Can I use 'the new type of TV set' without a? I would omit the "a" in this context.

    She mixes with all types of people
    She mixes with people of all types
    Does both sentence have the same meaning? Yes

    I saw the mail being sent
    I saw the mail sent
    What is the difference between using 'being sent' and just 'sent'? Virtually nothing. If anything, the first indicates that you were present and watched the mail go.

    Can I use a sentence like "I have got it lost" when i want to say " i have lost it." No

    Is it right to say " I haven't got back my papers from the professor." It is fine.
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    Re: questions

    But i see many usage of 'get something past participle'.I saw in a movie script someone saying that, " Does she ever get it confused with normal life?"
    So i thougth i could use " I've got it lost" to mean I've lost it.

    And i hear " You need to get it renewed, I tried to have it posted."
    Could you explain to me about this usage and aslo what it means "i've got it lost."???

    Thanks for the help *

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