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get by or get along

Post by police » Fri May 20, 2016 12:34 pm

How is he ........ these days? I hope he is doing well.
A. Getting at
B. Getting by
C. Getting along
D. Getting up

I have no idea about which one is correct , B or C. Because their meaning is similiar to each other. Could anyone explain it to me? Which on is correct in the context.

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Re: get by or get along

Post by Textualise » Fri May 20, 2016 3:23 pm

As a general enquiry, "getting on" is the best wording in the context, or "How is he doing these days?"

"Getting by" means that someone is only just managing, and is usually only used in an answer (eg. "How are you doing?" "Getting by").

"Getting up" means getting out of bed in the morning.

I hope this is helpful.

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Re: get by or get along

Post by police » Fri May 20, 2016 4:46 pm

Thank you for your helo. But how about "get along"?

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Re: get by or get along

Post by liamst » Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:40 pm

"Get along" refers to two or more people "getting along." For example:
"They are getting along well."

It means that they are being friendly to each other and not hostile.

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