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    Smile dicouraging the use of "to get"

    Please, dear teachers and friends...

    I've heard that some schools have discouraged the use of "get".

    Could you elaborate on that and provide some examples if possible?

    Thank you very much!

    EDIT: no "to", right? Discouraging the use of "get"!
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    Re: dicouraging the use of "to get"

    They sometimes give out texts where get is used repeatedly and ask the students to replace it, which generally produces a stilted and unnatural text as a result. I remember one which was someone's daily routine: I get up, go downstairs and look to see if I've got any post...

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    Re: dicouraging the use of "to get"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    They sometimes give out texts where get is used repeatedly and ask the students to replace it, which generally produces a stilted and unnatural text as a result. I remember one which was someone's daily routine: I get up, go downstairs and look to see if I've got any post...
    I thought it was about the abusive use of slang and idioms, like: getting laid, meaning to have sex, and so on. So, in order to minimise such sentences, authorities would have declared war to street language.

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