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What does 'get hold of' mean?



 
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What does 'get hold of' mean? #1 (permalink) Fri Aug 01, 2008 20:48 pm   What does 'get hold of' mean?
 

English Error, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #9 "Sorry, Wrong Number", question 10

Don't worry. Give Anna my best wishings if you ever do get hold of her telephone number.

(a) worry
(b) wishings
(c) hold of

English Error, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #9 "Sorry, Wrong Number", answer 10

Don't worry. Give Anna my best wishes if you ever do get hold of her telephone number.

Correct entry: wishes
The error was: (b) wishings

You have found the error but your entry is incorrect.
Don't worry. Give Anna my best wishings if you ever do get hold of her telephone number.
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Please, can you explain the expression"if you ever do get hold of her telephone number." Thanks. Silvina
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What does 'get hold of' mean? #2 (permalink) Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:41 am   What does 'get hold of' mean?
 

Hi,

Quote:
"if you ever do get hold of her telephone number."

This means if you ever succeed in finding her telephone number.

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What does 'get hold of' mean? #3 (permalink) Sun Aug 03, 2008 21:18 pm   What does 'get hold of' mean?
 

Thanks Alan for your quick replay. Silvina.
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What does 'get hold of' mean? #4 (permalink) Sun Aug 03, 2008 23:03 pm   What does 'get hold of' mean?
 

Hi Silvina,

Please note the difference between the words 'replay' and 'reply'.

Thanks,
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What does 'get hold of' mean? #5 (permalink) Wed Aug 13, 2008 21:00 pm   What does 'get hold of' mean?
 

Hi Torsten, Thanks for your remark but I've already noticed the difference and the exact word is reply. Silvina.
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What does 'get hold of' mean? #6 (permalink) Wed Aug 13, 2008 21:08 pm   What does 'get hold of' mean?
 

That's great to hear, Silvina. Thanks a lot for letting me know.
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