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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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