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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  12/SET/2013 1:36 AM
Assunto:  bother
 
Mensagem:  I think it has to do with

"Some verbs require a gerund as a direct object"  :
GET    is one of them.

http://www.eslinstructor.net/sanjosewrites/Word_form/Word_form3.html



That is, he who "gets" gets something, hence the need of a direct object that would be "getting the VISA" 

Well, it´s my thinking for the time being.
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Anyway, seems like there are two ways of reasoning that one, to get to the sentence. One leaves to the TO-infinitive and the other to the ING (Gerund form). 
On the safe side, we can use the infinitive for the time being.
I don´t perfect all minutes of gerund yet, so it´s my layman advice.
Of course, our buddy teachers, grammarians and more advanced in English certainly will give us a better explanation.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
bother  –  Thomaz B.  09/SET/2013, 7:11 AM
bother  –  PPAULO  09/SET/2013, 2:19 PM
bother  –  Thomas  11/SET/2013, 9:35 AM
bother  –  PPAULO  11/SET/2013, 6:14 PM
bother  –  Thomaz B.  11/SET/2013, 7:26 PM
 bother  –  PPAULO  12/SET/2013, 1:36 AM

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