Please don't get (The door bell is ringing)

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Winwin2011

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I heard the following dialogue from a moive:

The door bell is ringing.
A: Please don't get. It's probably him.(The speaker didn't want her mother to answer the door because she was angry with her boyfriend )

I wonder is it natural to say "Don't answer the door" or "Don't open the door".

Thanks.
 
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probus

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I think you missed a "that". It must have been "Please don't get that" or "Please don't get it."

Your other two suggestions are both quite natural.
 

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I think you missed a "that". It must have been "Please don't get that" or "Please don't get it."

Your other two suggestions are both quite natural.

Thanks a lot probus.

Is it more common for native speakers to say "get that/it" instead of "Don't answer the door" or "Don't open the door".

Do most native speakers would say I'll get it", when the door bell/telephone is ringing?

Thanks again.
 

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I can only speak for the case of AmE. In the part of North America where I live, we reserve "I'll get it" for answering the phone, and we say "Answer the door" rather than "Open the door".
 
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