I should get to solving the math problems.

Does the above sentence mean- I should start solving the math problems? And is it grammatically correct?

  • You are correct about the meaning. I can't say definitely that is grammatically incorrect, but it is at least not "high English" as it were.
    – zondo
    Mar 30, 2016 at 20:59
  • What do you mean when you say, "High English"? Mar 31, 2016 at 7:58
  • I mean that it isn't what the upper class Englishmen would say. I can't say for sure that it is incorrect, but I wouldn't use it myself.
    – zondo
    Mar 31, 2016 at 10:54

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Yes, the sentence is correct, and you got the meaning right.

There is a nuance: “I should get to doing …” implies that you might have started doing it sooner. It's somewhat intermediate between “I should start doing …” which is neutral, and “I should get around to doing …”.

It's rather an American expression.

This expresssion is not to be confused with “I should get to do …”, which has a completely different meaning: “I should have the opportunity to do …”.

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