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Is this correct grammar?

My teacher taught me what kind of work should be done if you want to get on in all aspects of your work.

What does get on mean here?

  • The meaning of get on is clear in the context of the sentence. Voting to reopen. – Jim Reynolds Jan 18 '17 at 13:41
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Yes. It's grammatical.

In this example, get on means

verb [INTRANSITIVE] BRITISH to be successful in life or at work He is prepared to do anything in order to get on.

-- http://www.macmillandictionary.com/license/amp/dictionary/british/get-on#get-on__16

  • To get on is not only British. If you use get on in AmE in many contexts such as this one, anyone pretty much will understand that it means get ahead. – Lambie Jan 17 '17 at 17:03
  • Tnx.. but what is the meaning of get ahead ? – Maryprincess55321 Jan 18 '17 at 10:52
  • @Maryprincess55321 to be successful – verbose Jan 18 '17 at 23:55
  • @Lam Interesting. My own sense is that it seems quite British. I think I'd (I'm American) interpret the meaning in the OP's sentence as something like continue or move ahead. And the example sentence from the dictionary, in my answer, strikes me as foreign. I wonder if it relates primarily to how much exposure to BrE we may have had. – Jim Reynolds Jan 20 '17 at 4:51
  • @JIm Reynolds When AmE speakers say: How is x/are or are pronoun/person getting on? It's the same meaning. Or: We need to get on with it [as in this project]. I see no difference in meaning. – Lambie Jan 20 '17 at 15:12

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