GET: common expressions

When to use GET (Elementary / A2 Level of English)

Get + adjective (meaning to become)

Example sentences:

  • It’s getting dark. We have to go home now.
  • Are you still sick? No, I’m getting better.
  • It’s getting late. It’s already 11p.m.
  • The children are getting tired. It’s past their bedtime.
  • She’s getting married next year.
  • She wants to get pregnant.
  • It gets very hot in summer in Malta.

Get + nouns  (meaning find / bring / buy / fetch / acquire)

Example sentences:

  • I have to get a new dress for the party. I have nothing to wear!
  • He got a new job. He’s very happy now.
  • Are you hungry? Let me get you something to eat.

Get + transport

Example sentences:

  • How do you get to work? I get / take the bus.
  • Shall we get a taxi to the airport?

Get to / get there (meaning arrive at)

Example sentences:

  • How long does it take you to get to the airport? It takes 20 minutes.
  • It takes me an hour to get to work in the morning! There’s so much traffic.
  • Please call me when you get to London.
  • How long did it take you to get there? I got there in 20 minutes.

Get home (arrive home)

Example sentences:

  • What time do you get home after school?
  • When I get home after school, I always take the dog for a walk.

Get back (meaning return)

Example sentences:

  • When will you get back from your holiday?
  • He gets back from work at 6p.m.

Get up (meaning get out of bed)

Example sentences:

  • What time do you get up in the morning?
  • I always get up late.
  • Yesterday, I got up very early. It was 5a.m.!

1. Get on  (to have a good relationship)

Example sentences:

  • The children get on very well together they never fight.
  • The cat and the dog don’t get on at all with each other.
  • Mark is very friendly.  He gets on well with most people.

2. Get on (meaning progress, improvement or continue)

Example sentences:

  • How are you getting on in your new job?
  • How did you get on in your football match?  We won!
  • We don’t have much time.  Let’s get on with the meeting.

Get over (to get better / recover)

Example sentences:

  • How’s John?  Has he got over his cold?
  • She hasn’t got over the dog running away.  She’s still looking for it.

 Get on / Get off / Get into / Get on – phrasal verb get for transport & exercises

Get someone to do something – meaning

Get a life! and other expressions with GET

Get to know – meaning

  Get A Life! Expressions With GetEasy Phrases With Take   


 

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