Употребление глагола GET

Get  is one of the most common verbs in English and can be used in many different ways.

 

1. get + noun/pronoun usually means ‘receive’, ‘bring‘, ‘fetch, ‘obtain‘, ‘buy‘ or ‘catch’; with to + a place it means ‘arrive at / in‘.

I got an email from Marc today saying that he was leaving me!
If you're going to the post office, could you get me some stamps?
Let‘s not bother with a taxi - we can get the bus.
When do you think we'll get to Paris?


2. We use get + adjective or comparative adjective to mean ‘become‘.
Compare be + adjective and get + adjective:

It’s dark. It’s getting dark.
I’m used to the climate in England now. I'm getting used to the climate in England.
We’d better go home. It's getting dark.
I seem to have got very forgetful recently.
The traffic gets worse in the city centre every day.
I don't think my mother will ever get used to living on her own.


3. We can use get + past participle instead of be to make a passive structure. This is more informal than using be and is often used to talk about bad or unexpected things that have happened.

Did you know Dan got sacked last week?
My husband got caught on the motorway driving at 150 km/h.


4. In informal spoken English, we sometimes use get + object + past participle instead of have + object + past participle to say that you ask or pay another person to do something for you.

I’m going to get my hair cut next week.
I need to get my passport renewed , it runs out in a couple of months.

5. We can use get + object + infinitive with to to mean ‘make’, ‘tell’, ‘persuade’ or ‘ask’ somebody (to) do something.

We need to get someone to fix the central heating, it's not working properly.
Could you get lane to finish the report? I‘m too busy to do it this afternoon.

 

 

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