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how can I use "get through"?

 
 
Reply Sat 24 Sep, 2016 04:37 am
what is the often usage of "get through" and what is the unique usage of "get through" ?
 
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Blickers
 
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Reply Sat 24 Sep, 2016 06:46 am
@mayaphenomenal,
Get through normally means to undergo a difficult process with some degree of success. Success doesn't have to be complete. Example: The house got through the hurricane, although we had to replace a bunch of windows that got broken and doors that got blown away.
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contrex
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Reply Sat 24 Sep, 2016 07:23 am
In Britain (I don't know about elsewhere) we also use 'get through' informally or conversationally to mean 'establish communication' or 'successfully convey a message'.

I tried calling my cousin on the phone but I couldn't get through [to him].

Last night I asked the hotel receptionist to make sure my breakfast was ready at 7 AM but evidently the message didn't get through to the kitchen.

(Angry boss, to junior employee): You have been found smoking in the office building twice now. The rules forbid smoking. if you are caught again you will be fired. Am I getting through to you?

He awoke and smelled smoke. He could hear crackling and it finally got through to him that the house was on fire.


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dalehileman
 
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Reply Sat 24 Sep, 2016 12:49 pm
@mayaphenomenal,
May there are other meanings, for instance just to get done with: When you get through with it, turn it off
contrex
 
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Reply Sat 24 Sep, 2016 01:09 pm
@dalehileman,
dalehileman wrote:
May there are other meanings, for instance just to get done with: When you get through with it, turn it off

'Through' to mean 'finished' is almost exclusively North American, and not very common in British English.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Sat 24 Sep, 2016 03:24 pm
@contrex,
Aha
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