Really Useful Words – ‘Get’

To get is a very commonly-used and useful verb in English and it has got many different uses and meanings. 

Here are some common examples:
1. to receive – Did you get my email?

2. to obtain – Where did you get this information?

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3. to become – I’m getting tired.
4. to arrive – What time did you get home?
5. to catch – Let’s get the next bus.
6. to buy – We got a new television for the sitting room.
7. to give, to serve – Can I get you a drink?
8. to bring, to take – I’ll get you there on time.
9. to understand – I didn’t get what you just said.

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10. Passive – to have something done – John got his hair cut. (He had his hair cut by a barber)


What about these uses of ‘get’? Are they the same as the ones above or different?

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DIFFERENT USES OF ‘GET’

Watch the video to hear some of the most common uses of ‘get’.


PHRASAL VERBS WITH ‘GET’

A phrasal verb is a verb that is made up of a main verb together with an adverb or a preposition, or both. Typically, their meaning is not obvious from the meanings of the individual words themselves.

Phrasal verbs are one of the most difficult things for language students to learn. And there are a lot of them! Including quite a few with ‘get’.

Some phrasal verbs are more common and more useful than others. Watch the video to hear some of the most-used phrasal verbs with ‘get’. 


‘GET’ QUIZ

And, finally, check your knowledge of the uses of ‘get’ in our little quiz. You’ll even get a certificate at the end.

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https://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/ugc/story.php?title=can-you-use-getxp


Are there any similar verbs to get in your language that have lots of different meanings? What words or expressions do you find most difficult to learn in English?


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