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  • The different uses of the verb ‘get’

    Exercise 1

    Choose the correct option to complete each sentence.

    1 Did you get I sent you yesterday?

    2 I get from unknown numbers.

    3 He gets for $400 every month.

    4 'Where did you get ?' 'In a flea market.'

    5 Can you get me , please?

    6 I'm going to the station to get to Glasgow.

    7 I gave her money to get for her baby.

    8 'Can I get you ?' 'No, thanks. I'm fine.'

    9 I studied very hard to get .

    10 She got , and she deleted it.


     

  • The different uses of the verb get

    The different uses of the verb 'get'.

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    Get + noun: get an email, get a job, get a new TV, get the train, etc. (=receive, obtain, buy, bring, take)

    • We get lots of emails every day. 
    • My son got his driving license last week. 
    • Did you get a present for Tommy’s birthday?
    • ‘How did you go to Pam’s house?’ ‘I got a train.’ 

    Get + adjective: get married, get hungry, get old, get tired, etc. (=start to be married/hungry/old/etc.)

    • Why did you get angry?
    • It‘s getting dark.
    • When did they get married?
    • After breakfast, I have a shower and get dressed.

    Get to + place (=arrive)

    • What time did you get to the hospital?
    • She gets to work at 8.
    • It was difficult to get here
    • Do you usually get home late?

    Note that we say get here, get there and get home (WITHOUT to).

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