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To encourage language precision, find an appropriate synonym for get in the numbered sentences. Consider the following synonyms:
- To get a copy of the new medical plan, send an e-mail.
- Three excellent candidates applied, and our department hopes to get one of them.
- If you can get the lumber to the building site, we can begin construction.
- Getting a college degree leads to greater opportunities.
- You never know when your manager may go into your computer to get a file.
- In leading a meeting, you should get everyone to participate.
- Our salespeople must get results immediately.
- You can get greater contributions if your fundraising letter lists specifics.
- We expect to increase sales by getting customers to visit our new Web site.
- Only when you get all the facts, can you fully comprehend the problem.
- We can get an advantage over our competitor with snappy online sales messages.
- The Department of Transportation promises to get guardrails at the most dangerous spots.
- If you get stocks at a low price and sell at a high price, you will make a profit.
- Because of heavy traffic, we didn’t get to the meeting on time.
- Our company can definitely get the contract if we produce the best proposal.