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    #1

    to get free?

    I have a problem with the following sentence.

    We can cover only one school if you want to get free early.



    Is my sentence correct? I am stuck with 'if you want to....... free early

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    Re: to get free?

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    I think the sentence is acceptable to most English speakers. Among the many meanings of "get" are "to become" and "to reach a certain condition." One or more people in the school group apparently need to terminate their participation earlier than usual so as to have free time for something else- they need to "get" (become) free.

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    Last edited by Greg Forbes; 18-Nov-2008 at 05:23. Reason: add word

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    Re: to get free?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Forbes View Post
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    I think the sentence is acceptable to most English speakers. Among the many meanings of "get" are "to become" and "to reach a certain condition." One or more people in the school group apparently need to terminate their participation earlier than usual so as to have free time for something else- they need to "get" (become) free.

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    Thanks for the reply, Greg!

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    Re: to get free?

    if you want to get free early

    to be dismissed

    not a teacher

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    Re: to get free?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    if you want to get free early

    to be dismissed

    not a teacher
    dismiss sounds like you have fired someone from his job.

    here the person wants to be free early because she has an urgent piece of work to do also.

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    #6

    Re: to get free?

    There are other meanings of the words:

    dis⋅miss   /dɪsˈmɪs/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [dis-mis] Show IPA Pronunciation

    –verb (used with object)
    1. to direct (an assembly of persons) to disperse or go: I dismissed the class early.
    2. to bid or allow (a person) to go; give permission or a request to depart.

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