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Autor:  PPAULO
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  24/AGO/2010 6:42 PM
Assunto:  a-courting...a-verbing

   Looks like the two forms are acceptable; tough "ahold of" is more suitable to spoken

English.  Anyway, it´s open to confirmation, okay?



get hold of
1. To come into possession of; find: Where can I get hold of a copy?
2. To communicate with, as by telephone: tried to get hold of you but the line was busy.
3. To gain control of. Often used reflexively: You must get hold of yourself!


get ahold of somebody (spoken)
to communicate with someone get hold of somebody I'm trying to get ahold of everyone to tell them the party is at 9 tomorrow.
See also: get

get ahold of something (spoken)
to obtain something get hold of something I finally got ahold of that novel you said I should read.

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
a-courting  –  joão paulo  23/AGO/2010, 4:22 PM
a-courting  –  Fran  23/AGO/2010, 4:29 PM
a-courting  –  joão paulo  23/AGO/2010, 4:42 PM
a-courting  –  Fran  23/AGO/2010, 6:21 PM
A-frame  –  PPAULO  23/AGO/2010, 6:26 PM
a-courting...a-verbing  –  PPAULO  23/AGO/2010, 6:49 PM
a-courting...a-verbing  –  Dale-USA  23/AGO/2010, 11:45 PM
a-courting...a-verbing  –  PPAULO  24/AGO/2010, 2:11 AM
a-courting...a-verbing  –  PPAULO  24/AGO/2010, 2:15 AM
a-courting...a-verbing  –  Dale-USA  24/AGO/2010, 2:44 PM
a-courting...a-verbing  –  Fran  24/AGO/2010, 4:25 PM
 a-courting...a-verbing  –  PPAULO  24/AGO/2010, 6:42 PM
a-courting...a-verbing  –  joão paulo  24/AGO/2010, 7:52 PM
a-courting...a-verbing  –  PPAULO  24/AGO/2010, 10:53 PM
a hold  –  What about  25/AGO/2010, 4:20 PM

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