Question get there VS arrive there

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  1. hirashin

    hirashin Sempai
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    Hello, native English speakers,
    according to Google Ngram, "get there" is used far more often than "arrive there". Is "arrive there" rarely used? Would it sound unnatural?

    Would only (a) be used ?
    (a) Meet me at JR Osaka Station. I'll get there at around three.
    (b) Meet me at JR Osaka Station. I'll arrive there at around three.

    Hirashin
     
  2. Buntaro

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    Hi Hirashin!

    Correct.

    It sounds very formal and is not conversational.
     
  3. hirashin

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    Thanks for the help, Buntaro san.
     
  4. Michael2

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    Also Hirashin, you can think "get there" = "arrive". Arrive means get somewhere. You could use arrive by itself and it would make sense, but not get by itself, i.e you could say I arrived at 3 o'clock but not I got at 3 o'clock, hence get there is necessary, but there is already included in the meaning of arrive, so arrive there sounds strange and un-natural.
     
  5. hirashin

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    Thanks for the further information,Michael2.
    Is it that you can say that "Meet me at JR Osaka Station. I'll arrive at around three"?
     

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