“GET” is a great word in English! It is used in so many different ways.
1. Get + Adjective/Comparative: become, show a change of state
- get angry: Mr. Davis never gets angry at work.
- get dark: She will leave the school before the day gets dark.
- get rich: They want to get rich as quickly as possible.
- get better: They cannot go to Rome until their son gets better of his flue.
2. Get + Preposition (Phrasal Verb)
- Get to: She gets to work by bus.
- Get in: My mother gets in the office at 8 a.m.
- Get through: He gets through his work at 10.
- Get on: They get on well with her boss.
3. Get + A Place: Reach/Arrive at a Place
- get home: What time did you get home last night?
- get to the office: When he got to the office he found a mountain of mail waiting for him.
- get there: We’ll never get there if he doesn’t speed up.
4. Get + Direct Object/Noun: Receive/Buy/Obtain
- get an e-mail: I got an email from Danielle last week.
- get a present: I got a present for my baby granddaughter in a hurry.
- get an award: He got an award for bravery.
- get a job: They had to get a job to supplement the family income.
5. Get + Past Participle: things that we do to ourselves
- get worried: They get worried too much about their duties.
- get involved: He got involved in a silly problem.
- get confused: Miss Taylor gets confused with just a few files.
- get married: We’re getting married next year.
- get divorced: Linda got divorced ten years ago, and she hasn’t seen her ex-husband since!