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get it

Post by azz » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:38 am

Can
a. Get it better.
mean
b. Make it better.
?

Can
c. Get it right.
mean
d. Make it right. (correct something that is wrong.)
?

For instance can
e. Get your moves right.
mean correct your moves?

Well, we do get people tired and get things ready, but I don't use (a) and (c) and (e) with those meanings.

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Re: get it

Post by Bobinwales » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:09 pm

a. Get it better.
Makes no sense whatsoever.

c. Get it right.
d. Don't make any mistakes.

e. Get your moves right.
Make sure you don't make any mistakes.
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Re: get it

Post by Phil White » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:42 pm

Bob has got it right.

We can "get better", which means to become healthy again or to improve, for instance in a sport or some kind of skill. "Get it better" makes no sense.

To "get something right" does not assume that there have been any mistakes in the past that have to be corrected. It simply means to do something correctly.
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Re: get it

Post by tony h » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:43 pm

Just a thought. You know I like the challenge of "it makes no sense".

Rider; my horse has gone lame.
Captain: we need you tomorrow.
Rider: I told you my horse is lame. What am I supposed to do?
Captain: Get it better.


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