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Do You "Get Along" with Your Brothers and Sisters?

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Sat, May 04, 2013 @ 07:01 AM

kids get alongDo you "get along" well with your family members?

Today's common English phrase is:

Get along


"My brother and I used to fight a lot, but now we get along well."



What does it mean?

To "get along" with someone means that you have a good, peaceful relationship with that person. You enjoy being around the person and you don't argue or fight very much. This phrasal verb in inseparable. That means that you can't put anything between the words "get" and "along." They must stay together. More examples:

  • The boy and his father get along well.

  • Have you always gotten along with your cousins?

  • When I first met my husband, we didn't get along. Later, we fell in love.


Sample conversation...

get along english expressionJim: You have met so many great friends during your first year in college. You all seem to get along so well. How did you meet them?

Jerry: I met most of my college friends during the first week at orientation. We were all nervous, but we hit it off right away.

Jim: Wow, you are lucky. I had a hard time getting along with people in college because I was always in my room playing computer games. I didn't know how to talk to people.

Jerry: Well, if you find people with common interests, you are more likely to get along with them.

Jim: Yeah, that's true. Maybe I will join some clubs for people who like computers.


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