Are both sentences OK? There is a guard in front of the door, and we want to get in or out. If I say; How do we get past the door? How do we get through the door?
Dec 6, 2017 6:56 PM
Answers · 2
Both generally have the same meaning. To get past something implies an obstacle, so the first sentence is probably better in this context since the guard can be considered a hindrance.
December 6, 2017
Hi, Sinem! "How do we get past the guard?" works better than "past the door." The second question is fine. Both can be used in this situation; it all depends on what we're trying to emphasize: getting in or out of the door or making our way past the guard. I hope this helps! =)
December 6, 2017
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