Get – different meanings
Match the two halves of the following sentences.
Get + direct object= obtain, receive, bring, buy, bring, catch
- He always gets everything he wants.
- He got his driving license last week.
- I got a letter from John yesterday.
- She gets lots of presents from her fans.
- We need to get a new computer. The old one is broken.
- Can you go to the shop to get some milk?
- Can you get me a couple of glasses from the kitchen?
- Can I get you a drink?
- Do you think we’ll have time to get the 7.40 train?
- I need to get the first flight to Seattle.
Get to + place = arrive, reach
- He always gets home very late.
- We got to London in the 8 o’clock train.
- How long does it take you to get to work?
Get + adjective/past participle= become
Get + adjective
- I’m getting old.
- He gets angry very easily.
- You should go. It’s getting dark.
Get + past participle
- It’s very late and they are not here. I’m getting worried.
- He gets very tired after every concert.
- We got married last year.
Get in passive voice= be
- I got caught by the police after jumping a red light. (=was caught)
- She almost got killed by a drunk driver. (=was killed)
- His articles are always getting criticised by the press. (=being criticised)
Get something done= have something done
- We are getting the house painted next week.
- You should get your tyres changed.
Get someone to do something= make, ask, persuade someone to do something
- How can parents get their children to read more?
- I don’t know how to get my partner to do more things around the house.
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