Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. VIP Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Bulgarian
      • Home Country:
      • Bulgaria
      • Current Location:
      • Bulgaria

    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 5,000

    let her go / carjacking/to let him go free/ that'a what I get for

    Dear teachers,

    Here are three brief excerpts from an English lesson I have found recently in the Internet. Would you be kind enough to tell me whether the expressions in bold are interpreted properly?

    “I made an excuse to her that I really needed to go the bathroom, so I let her go quickly.“

    let her go = finish the conversation with her and end the phone call

    “A husband and wife are victims of a carjacking which ends in the wife being murdered. Crews and Reese become suspicious of the husband when he refuses to identify the suspect and they have to let him go free.”

    carjacking = to commit forcible theft of (a vehicle) from its users

    to let him go free = to set free him, to dismiss him

    “I guess that’s what I get for making a rash action.”

    that’s what I get for = is a phrase used when you do something that you shouldn’t have done and somehow you have some consequences for your actions or behavior.

    Thank you for your efforts.



  2. Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Oct 2008
    • Posts: 1,211

    Re: let her go / carjacking/to let him go free/ that'a what I get for

    Yes, all are correct interpretations.

    One of the sentences uses "which" when it should be "that", however. Do you know an easy way to pick out that rather common error?

    (I'll give away the answer on my Edit, when I realize that it may not be a word choice error, but a lack of a vital comma that is wrong!)

Similar Threads

  1. Free of virus or free from virus
    By redgiant in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22-Oct-2008, 14:55
  2. free of vs. free from
    By Clark in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 26-Sep-2008, 12:38
  3. free or for free?
    By bieasy in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 27-Jun-2007, 16:24
  4. free and freely
    By jiang in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-Dec-2006, 05:38


Posting Permissions

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