Exercise 1

Match the two halves of the following sentences.

1 In the sales, I got a really good

2 They insulted him and he got

3 I don't get

4 Look at your car! You really need to get

5 What time are we going to get

6 It’s very late. We need to get

7 I’m thirsty. Please can you get

8 Something’s wrong with this CD. I can’t get

9 Yesterday I went to the police because I got

10 It's depressing. I didn't get


 

 
 

get + direct object= obtain, receive, bring, buy, bring, catch

 

Obtain

 

  • He always gets everything he wants. 
  • He got his driving license last week. 

 

Receive

 

  • I got a letter from John yesterday. 
  • She gets lots of presents from her fans.

 

Buy

 

  • We need to get a new computer. The old one is broken. 
  • Can you go to the shop to get some milk?

 

Bring

 

  • Can you get me a couple of glasses from the kitchen?
  • Can I get you a drink?

 

Catch

 

  • Do you think we’ll have time to get the 7.40 train?
  • I need to get the first flight to Seattle. 

 

get to + place = arrive, reach

 

  • He always gets home very late. 
  • We got to London in the 8 o’clock train. 
  • How long does it take you to get to work?

 

get + adjective/past participle= become

 

get + adjective

 

  • I’m getting old.
  • He gets angry very easily. 
  • You should go. It’s getting dark

 

get + past participle

 

  • It’s very late and they are nor here. I’m getting worried
  • He gets very tired after every concert. 
  • We got married last year. 

 

get in passive voice= be

 

  • I got caught by the police after jumping a red light. (=was caught)
  • She almost got killed by a drunk driver. (=was killed)
  • His articles are always getting criticised by the press. (=being criticised)

 

get something done= have something done

 

  • We are getting the house painted next week. 
  • You should get your tyres changed

 

get someone to do something= make, ask, persuade someone to do something

 

  • How can parents get their children to read more?
  • I don’t know how to get my partner to do more things around the house. 

 


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