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Dear Ted:

Would you please explain with some examples when it is appropriate to use "COME together" and when it is correct to use "GET together"?

Thank you very much for your kind help.

Paolo

P.S. Ted, is the above question correct and well-formulated?

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Dear Paolo:

Would you please explain with some examples when it is appropriate to use "COME together" and when it is correct to use "GET together"?

*** The only difference between the two is that "COME TOGETHER" is used for slightly more "formal" or "planned" occasions.  A "GET TOGETHER" sounds casual.

EXAMPLES:

The chairman announced that the committee would COME TOGETHER for the final vote at a time to be set by rules of the group.

When the bride and the groom CAME TOGETHER at the altar, many people began to cry.

We play to GET TOGETHER at McDonald's after class.  Would you like to join us?

The class WILL BE GETTING TOGETHER for a big party, when the course has ended.

Ted

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I am the bibliographic instruction and reference librarian at a public college. Some members of the English department recommend me to their students. I offer assistance in grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph development. My master`s thesis concerns William Faulkner`s tragic novels. I formerly taught advanced placement English at two schools in the Philadelphia area.

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