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Nov 18 2013

English Lessons: Do you Get the Word “Get”?


English Lessons

Do You Get the Word “Get”?

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There are many meanings of the word “get” in English!  The present tense is get, the past is got and the past participle is gotten.  The word get can mean many different things!

To receive something     Example:  I got a new cell phone last week.

To arrive       Example:  I got to school at 9 a.m. this morning.

To persuade             Get + object + infinitive

Example:  He got his wife to wash his clothes.

                    She got her cat to come into the house.

To become   Get + past participle        

Example:  We got acquainted at the party.

                    They got lost when they were driving home.

                    Jane and Paul got married last year.

                    I get tired after midnight.

                    She gets dressed for school at 8 a.m.

To become   Get + adjective            

Example:   I get hungry every day at 1 p.m.

                    She got rich working very hard.

                     It gets dark at 7:30.

                     He gets scared at night.

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To catch

Example:    I got the ball!

                      My mother got malaria when she went abroad.

To understand

Example:     Oh, now I get it!

                      Math is very hard for John.  He just doesn’t get it.

These are a few examples of how to use the word get in English. 

But wait!  There’s more!

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There are lots of phrases with the word get.  Here are a few.  See if you can guess what they mean.

Get along, get on, get off, get out of, get rid of, get by, get away, get up, get together, get through

A little more!

Sometimes you may hear someone say: 

·        Get out!        (Leave!)

·        Get lost!        (Leave now!)

·        Let’s get going!      (Let’s go!)

So now, I hope you get the word get a little better!

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