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What does get his point across mean? #1 (permalink) Mon Mar 29, 2010 13:35 pm   What does get his point across mean?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #256 "Irregular Verbs Test (4)", question 5

David ......... increasingly upset because he couldn't get his point across.

(a) become
(b) became
(c) becoming

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #256 "Irregular Verbs Test (4)", answer 5

David became increasingly upset because he couldn't get his point across.

Correct answer: (b) became
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What does get his point across mean? #2 (permalink) Mon Mar 29, 2010 14:09 pm   What does get his point across mean?
 

Successfully communicate his idea or opinion.
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What does get his point across mean? #3 (permalink) Mon Mar 29, 2010 14:13 pm   What does get his point across mean?
 

to get someone's point across means
to say the right words as you exactly mean it.
Somehow you want to be careful that it will not be misunderstood.
It means the interpretation of the listener should be correct.

David was upset because he couldn't get his point across...
maybe he runs out of words and couldn't explain
OR he feels that he was not understood by his audience/listener

If you're a man proposing to a woman for marriage and you get tongue-tied because you are nervous, then like David you won't be able to get your point across.
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