If you want to learn how to use the verb get correctly and become familiar with most common uses of it, check the list below. For most English language learners,the verb “get” can be a puzzle. Because you can use it in so many ways in your daily conversations. You can also see it in nearly every dialogue and conversation of native speakers.
The goal of this lesson is to give you a general understanding of different meanings and usage of the verb “get”. Check all examples and become familiar with the various uses and learn how to use “get” perfectly. When you write in a formal context, we don’t recommend using ‘get’ because it sounds quite informal. In your essays and formal writings, use the more traditional verbs.
Tip: Got is the past tense and past participle of → get!
MEANING & EXAMPLE
|arrive||I got home later than usual yesterday.|
|receive||He got a car for his birthday.|
|earn||I get $12 an hour.|
|bring or fetch||Can you get that chair for me?|
|understand||Do you get his jokes?|
|affected by, or catch||She got a cold last month.|
|catch or take||He gets the train to home everyday.|
|communicate with||I got him by e-mail.|
|have a strong effect on||Her wise words really got me.|
|capture or seize||The police got him at the station.|