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We can use get to mean
- Obtain or receive: I got my car in 2006. She gets about fifty e-mails a day.
- arrive’: He got home at six o’clock.
- ‘become’: Sorry we’re late, but we got lost.
How to use Get + noun
- I got an email from Sam this morning. (= receive)
- I like your sweater. Where did you get it? (= buy)
- It’s hard to get a job at the moment. (= find)
- Is Lisa here? Yes, I’ll get her for you.
- Did you get my email? I sent it a week ago.
- Where did you get your boots? They’re very nice.
- Quick! This man is ill. We need to get a doctor.
- I don’t want to walk home. Let’s get a taxi.
- Tom has an interview tomorrow. I hope he gets the job.
- When you go to the shop, can you get some milk?
- Are you going to the concert?’ ‘Yes, if I can get a ticket.
- Helen has got a well-paid job. She gets a good salary.
- The weather is horrible here in winter. We get a lot of rain.
- I’m going to get a new laptop. The one I have is too slow.
- Where’s Karen?’ ‘She’s getting ready to go out.
How to use Get + transportation
get a bus = take a bus.
get a train = take a train.
get a taxi = take a taxi.
How to use Get + adjective
get hungry / get cold / get tired etc. = become.
- If you don’t eat, you get hungry.
- Drink your coffee. It’s getting cold.
- I’m sorry your mother is ill. I hope she gets better soon.
- We didn’t have a map, so we got lost.
- It was raining very hard. We didn’t have an umbrella, so we got very wet.
- Turn on the light. It’s getting dark.
- I’m getting married next week.’ ‘Really? Congratulations!’
- It’s getting late. It’s time to go home.
- Don’t go out in the rain. You’ll get wet.
- My brother got married last year. His wife’s name is Sarah.
- Mark is always very calm. He never gets angry.
- We tried to find the hotel, but we got lost.
- Everybody wants to stay young, but we all get old.
- Yesterday the weather wasn’t so good at first, but it got better during the day.
How to use get in English – Get to a place
get to a place = arrive
we use get here and get there without to
we use get home without to
- I usually get to work before 8:30. (= arrive at work)
- We left London at 10 o’clock and got to Manchester at 12:45.
- How did you get here? By bus?
- What time did you get home last night?
- I left home at 7.30 and got to work at 8.15.
- I left London at 10.15 and got to Bristol at 11.45.
- I left the party at 11.15 and got home at midnight.
- I left home at 8.30 and got to the airport at 10 o’clock.
How to use get in English – get in, get out, get on, get off
- I’ll got off the bus soon.
- I got on the bus, and I sat down.
- We will get on the bus in 5 minutes.
- I made a stupid mistake. I got on the wrong train.
- I want to get on another bus, but I have no more money.
- I got off the bus and walked to my house from the bus stop.
- Isabel got out of the car, shut the door and went into a shop.
- A car stopped and a man got out. = (but A man got out of the car.)
- We got on the bus outside the hotel and got off in Church Street.
- Do we get off the bus at the post office? Is the cinema near there?
- Do you want to go out tonight? What about going to the cinema?
- Kate got in the car and drove away. = Kate got into the car and drove away.