The verb to get has a lot of meanings in English and it's very confuse for me. I know it uses to say: receive a letter, to buy or acquire something, become, take. Are there any rules I should know about this verb?
Oct 17, 2008 10:51 AM
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Often get is used as a command eg Get me that book! Get out of here! Get away from me! Get ready for school now! Get out your books! Get going! Don't dawdle!
October 17, 2008
The terms get/got can be used to describe basically anything you aquire or possess, physically or even in a less tangible way. It will also often be used in situations where "have/has" may be more appropriate. Note that it isn't grammatically wrong, but often there are better terms that could be used. For instance: Person A: "Where's Tom today?" Person B: "He's got the flu so he stayed home." Another example: Person A: "Did you watch the debates last night?" Person B: "I tried, but I got so bored that I couldn't watch any more of it." Person A: "Haha, you've got no patience at all."
October 17, 2008
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