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Dear Teachers,

1. You have to be exactly sure of what you're getting with this guy or anyone else you meet online.

- "getting" here means "doing", right?

2. It's good to become involved in a hobby that takes your focus off of thinking of him.

- What does "takes your focus off of thinking of him" mean here? and I think the first "of" is redundant, right?

3. He's a soon-to-be-college-student.

- This means "he soon becomes a college student", right? and is this common to say?

4. I hope everything will work out for the best for you and him.

- "will work out" here means "will develop", right?

Thanks very much to Teachers,

Stevenukd.
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1. 'getting into' would mean doing. Getting on its own is just the straighforward meaning of to get - what is this guy like. Are you getting a nice man or a clever man or an ugly man etc?

2. Stops you thinking about him all the time. Yes I agree about the 'of' being redundant.

3. yes. not really.

4. the end result will be
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BelieverCan you refer me to a source where I can learn how to make the nouns like that properly?
search Yahoo with:
hyphenation nouns adjectives
and you will find several pages on this
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Thank you.

I have this feeling of uneasiness about using hyphens to form a noun? Is it done often? Can you refer me to a source where I can learn how to make the nouns like that properly? Why not just write out like this?

He is a soon-to-be college student. (I think this is OK too.)
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