GRAMMAR 16: DIFFERENT USES OF GET

GRAMMAR 16: DIFFERENT USES OF GET

Hello everybody! How is it going? Are you and your families OK? This week we´re going to talk about grammar and it´s time for GET. Yes, this verb can be quite confusing because native speakers use it all the time, in every conversation. How many different meanings does ‘GET’ have? A lot. In this post we´re going to see a few of them. Go on!

INTRODUCTION

The verb ‘get’ has a lot of different meanings. What can ‘get’ mean? The most common meanings of ‘get’ are the following:

1) BRING

e.g. Can you get me the book that´s on the table, please?

2) ARRIVE

e.g. She got to the meeting at ten. / He always gets home late.

3) OBTAIN /BUY

e.g. Last Saturday she got a new coat.

4) RECEIVE

e.g. I got tour email yesterday morning.

5) BECOME

e.g. The situation is getting worse. / Your face is getting red.

6) TAKE

e.g. My brother gets the train to work every day.

7) UNDERSTAND

e.g. I didn´t get what the teacher said.

NOTE: When do we have to use ‘get’ and when do we have to use the traditional verb (bring, arrive, obtain…) Well, it depends on the context. If you´re writing a formal letter, os even if you´re in a job interview it´s better to use traditional verbs. If you´re speaking or writing in an informal context, then, you should use ‘get’. It will sound more natural.

And that is all for today. Do you have any doubts? If so, leave us a comment.

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