When You Get Tired of "Get"

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Ashley MelucciInglés
2 de mayo de 2018
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When You Get Tired of "Get"

Most students struggle to understand the many meanings of "get". Like a politician, "get" changes its meaning depending on its relationship...

1) to the following word
2) to the context of the sentence

However, there is a trick to remembering! It helps to break up these meanings into separate categories. I have provided some examples for you below.

1. to become
[get + adjective]

get tired (when you become tired)
get tired of (when something becomes annoying for you)
I am getting tired of those people talking during the film! People should be silent in a cinema.
get divorced (to become a person who is divorced)
get angry/mad (to become angry/mad)
get fit (to become a person who is 'in shape', or healthy and strong)
get married
get lost

[get + comparative]

get older
get worse
get better

2. to buy/obtain
This means that you make an effort to possess something.
You may work for it, or pay money for it.
[get + article + noun]

get a job
get a flat
get a ticker
get a newspaper

3. phrasal Verbs
[get + preposition]

get on (well) with (you have a positive relationship with someone)
I get on well with my colleague. We laugh at the same jokes, and sometimes we go to the pub after work.
get on / get off (to enter and exit public transportation)
get into / get out of (to enter and exit a car or a taxi)
get up (similar to 'wake up', but implies that you have left your bed)
Every morning, I wake up at 7, but I don't get up until 7:30.

4. to arrive
[get + preposition + noun]
and sometimes
[get + preposition + article + noun]

get to work
get to the cinema
get to school
get home * ("home" is special, and does not need a preposition)

5. to receive
This means that you did not make an effort to possess something.
[get + article + noun]
get a salary
get a letter
get an e-mail
get a present

***Remember that "get" in these cases should be conjugated according to tense.
I got to work at 8:00 yesterday morning.***

I hope that this helped you!
If you book a lesson with me, I would be happy to answer any questions you may have and revise this topic in more detail.
Have a great day!
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Hello! My name is Ashley. I am a TEFL Oxford Seminars certified English teacher from New York and published author. I believe that learning English should be an interactive and enjoyable experience, and for this reason, I incorporate video, audio, and educational games into my lessons to reinforce grammar and vocabulary. We can discuss movies, literature, politics, philosophy, or any topic that you find interesting. If you would rather focus on speaking, you may use your lesson time to gain the confidence you need for that job interview, presentation, or even a social event. Whatever it may be, I will customize a lesson plan based on your needs and interests, so that you may get the most out of your lesson. I have nearly three years of experience teaching students of all ages, levels and nationalities. While teaching in both the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom, I have taught students from countries such as the Czech Republic, Vietnam, Russia, Spain, Italy, France, China, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Syria. Businesses I have taught at include KB Expert, Pavodí Vltavy, Narodni Pokladnice, and Hexagon. Whether you are looking to focus on grammar, business English, conversational English, writing, FCE preparation, or practising for job interviews, I will design a lesson plan for you. I look forward to speaking with you! Please do not hesitate to write me if you have any questions. Have a lovely day!

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