Can I get one to the gym?

csicska

Senior Member
hungarian
Hello. Are all the below questions correct when asking the clerk to give me one admission to the weight-lifting room? All seem to me correct though I'm not sure if we can say "ticket".

Can I get one to the gym?
Can I get an admission to the gym?
Can I get one ticket to the gym?

Thank you.
 
  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    None of them are idiomatic.
    1. is wrong
    2. has an uncountable noun preceded by "an"
    3. Is ambiguous because of the use of "get."
     

    Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    If they actually sell tickets that get you into the gym, then (in AE, at least), I see nothing wrong with "Can I get one ticket to the gym?"
     

    PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    Surely, asking for the ticket, rather than admission (which would include a ticket) is strange. "One for the gym, please." (I am making an assumption that the person asking is at the ticket office/reception or whatever.)

    Also "Can I get one ticket to the gym?" sounds to me as if it is going to be followed by "or can you only buy them in pairs?"
     

    csicska

    Senior Member
    hungarian
    Thank you both. What if the person at the reception doesn't give you any ticket and you just pay and you can enter the gym? What would you ask that person?
     
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