|1.||The teacher asked the students to hand in their homework.|
|2.||The teacher asked the students to hand in it.|
|3.||I'll just put through my daughter to you now.|
|4.||I'll just put my daughter through to you now.|
|5.||She quickly looked through the paper to see if there was anything interesting.|
|6.||She quickly looked the paper through to see if there was anything interesting.|
|7.||He sometimes had problems getting his meaning across.|
|8.||He sometimes had problems getting across his meaning.|
Get across - what the dictionaries say (1)
- get across (to somebody)
- get something across (to somebody)
- He usually has no difficulty getting his ideas across.
He usually has no difficulty getting across his ideas.
- She was trying to get how much she loved him across.
She was trying to get across how much she loved him.
Get across - what the dictionaries say (2)
- Oxford Advanced Learner's
1. Your meaning didn't really get across. - intransitive
2. He's not very good at getting his ideas across. - separated
- Macmillan Dictionary
3. He sometimes has trouble getting his meaning across in English - separated
4. What message are you trying to get across to the consumer? - transitive
5. I was trying to get across how much I admired them. - not separated
- Cambridge Dictionaries Online
6. We tried to get our point across, but he just wouldn't listen. - separated
7. This is the message that we want to get across to the public. - transitive
- Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
8. It took him ages to get his point across. - separated
9. We must get across the simple fact that drugs are dangerous. - not separated
10. The message isn't getting across. - intransitive
11. It is important that we get this message across to voters. - separated + to
To separate, or to to separate; that is the question.
Patterns with get across from the British National Corpus
1. The direct object comes between the verb and the particle
- He sometimes has trouble getting his meaning across in English
2. The direct object follows the particle
- but seldom pausing long enough to get across the gravity of their message.
- I tried to get across my fascination for the animal world.
- it's difficult for actors here to get across their vision of insane optimism and everyday insanity.
- a very useful way to get across the point that risk management isn't a negative process
- ... is a one-off idea to get across the party's policies on a range of issues affecting women
- it's very much to do with ideas and how that person can get across his ideas
3. get across is followed by a prepositional phrase with to
- It's difficult to get across to those who didn't know him just how outlandish this idea seemed.
- That is what he wants to get across to the other person.
- So how do you actually get across to the public something about this which makes the public love them?
4. get across + how, what and that + clause
- I wanted to get across what individuals can do.
- you should get across that it isn't dirty.
5. get across is used as a to-infinitive after an adjective, a verb form, a noun
- qualities ... that are remarkably difficult to get across
- I think this was the point Pat was trying to get across.
- Admittedly this is a very hard point to get across.
- The real message they need to get across this Christmas is that ...