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To get or not to get

Get is an irregular verb. Its three parts are get, got, got. In American English, the past particple is gotten . Get is a very common verb, especially in informal speaking and writing. Get has many different meanings and is used in many idioms.

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To get or not to get
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Here are the different uses of get

Get + adjective = to become
It gets dark when the sun goes down.

Get + a place = to arrive
My manager gets to work at 8am every day.

Get = to buy
Sarah got her dress at the mall.

Get = to obtain
Tom got good marks in his exam.

Get = to receive
I got an email saying that my appointment was rescheduled.

Get + preposition (phrasal verbs)
Get up (se lever) - I get up at 7am every day.
Get back (retourner) - He needs to get back to the office after lunch.
Get through (réussir à joindre)- I called three times, but I never got through.
Get along (s'entendre)- The siblings never got along with each other.
Get over (se remettre)- He wanted to get over his difficult past.
Get away (changer d'air) - We went on holiday to get away for a while.
Get by (se débrouiller, s'en sortir) - We don’t have enough money to get by this month.
Get off (descendre d'un métro, bus, train) - She needs to get off the train at the next station.
Get around (se déplacer) - It's easy to get around London by tube.

Idiomatic expressions
Let’s get down to business!=on y va!
I need to to get rid of my old clothes=je dois me débarrasser de mes vieux habits.
The robbers got away with their crime=les voleurs ont réussi à s'enfuir.
We got cut off in the middle of the conversation=on été coupé au beau milieu de la conversation.

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