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How would you explain the meaning of the verb to get to someone? Would you say it means to receive, or to be given something, and perhaps give an example like I got a lot of nice presents for my birthday? If so, well done, that’s a pretty solid combination of definitions and examples. But…
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It’s quite interesting that as a teacher, I’ve experienced that lie-in/lie-on phenomenon with colleagues – especially with niche terminology (when they cannot abide the thought of the non-jargon meaning being right, because it has lower status in the artificial world of exams!).
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