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Get vs. go

Go = the whole movement. Get = the end of a movement

  • ‘I usually go by metro at 8 am and usually get to my destination at 20:00h.’
  • ‘Yesterday I went to the naval museum and had a great time’. ‘We got there at 17:00h.’

Exceptions: ‘get’ also indicates an entire movement buy only when it suggests difficulty in arriving.

  • Please tell me how I can get to the airport’. ‘I have no idea how you got through all that mess”.

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