Get someone to do something | Get someone doing something These are informal ways to speak about asking, persuading or motivating someone to do something. As always, don’t forget to download the free Study Sheet at the end of this… Read More »GET 9: Persuade | Ask | Make | Motivate
Get A Life!
Have you ever got frustrated trying to understand the verb get? Do you get confused when you think about all its meanings?
You just don’t get it?
But don’t let it get you down. This series brings the verb ‘get’ into real life for you to help you get your head around it.
Get A Life! is a series of posts in nine episodes. Read the story of George, Ellen and Tom and get familiar with ‘get’.
So let’s get started.
By using GET + to + infinitive we can speak about opportunities, success, permission or ability. You will also discover that we can use it to refer to gradually developing an attitude or realizing something. Find more explanations and examples… Read More »GET 8: GET to do something
‘GET‘ can replace ‘have’ in causatives: He got his hair cut. = He had his hair cut. The Causative speaks about things that we do not do ourselves, but for which we normally pay someone to do them for us.… Read More »‘Get’ 7: Replacing ‘have’ in the Causative
‘GET’ can replace ‘be’ in the Passive. She got promoted. = She was promoted. Read George’s reply to Ellen’s letter and see how ‘GET’ is used in the Passive and with adjectives. You can download a free Study Sheet as… Read More »‘Get’ 6: Replacing ‘be’ in the Passive
When ‘GET’ turns into ‘have got’, it speaks about possession. As ‘have got to’, it denotes obligation. For explanations and examples, download my free Study Sheet as a PDF at the end of the post. Read this dialogue between George… Read More »‘Get’ 5: Have got | Have got to
In combination with prepositions of place or movement, ‘GET’ forms PHRASAL VERBS that describe a MOVEMENT, or talk about arriving. For a list of phrasal verbs with ‘GET’ that speak about movement, download my free Study Sheet as a PDF.… Read More »‘GET’3: Movement | Arrive | Phrasal verbs
‘GET’ in front of a noun can mean obtain, buy, receive, catch or fetch. See how ‘GET’ is used with nouns, and meet George, Ellen and Tom, the three protagonists of the series ‘Get a Life!‘ You can download a… Read More »‘GET’ 1: Obtain | Buy | Receive | Catch | Fetch