get in touch/get in contact

nigele2

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One of my students offered the following:

[FONT=&quot]I couldn't get in touch with you all week! Where have you been?

as part of an upper intermediate/advanced placement course, This was rejected, the correct answer offered being:

[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]I couldn't get in contact with you all week! Where have you been?[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

Any one any thoughts on why the first may not be correct and how one could explain the reason why?

Many thanks in anticipation[/FONT]
 

emsr2d2

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There's nothing wrong with the first. I can only assume that the test was written by a non-native speaker who was not aware of the perfectly correct use of "in touch".
 

nigele2

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That was my thought but the reason I questioned myself was the origin is a major and prestigious publisher based in the UK. Guess nothing is perfect.

Many thanks for the confirmation. It is appreciated by my student and myself.
 

Rover_KE

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Please note that I have changed your thread title.

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