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The verb GET - Part 2/2

 

 

 

The verb GET is one of the most common verbs in English and can be used in so many different ways that it can be confusing at times. Let us revise its grammar with example sentences... You will find the Part 1/2 of this grammar in Lesson 6 - Page 4.

EXPRESSIONS WITH GET

1.

GET THE IMPRESSION

 

I get the impression you're a bit annoyed with me. Have I done something wrong?

2.

GET THE CHANCE

 

Since we stopped working together we hardly ever get the chance to see each other.

3.

GET TO KNOW

 

When you get to know Mr Grammar, I think you'll really like him

4.

GET HOLD OF

 

I need to speak to Mariana urgently, but I just can't get hold of her.

5.

GET RID OF

 

I want to get rid of that awful painting, but I can't because it was a wedding present from my mother-in-law.

6.

GET INTO TROUBLE

 

He's going to get into trouble with his wife if she finds out that he's been emailing his ex-girlfriend.

IDIOMS WITH GET

1.

GET REAL = be serious or realistic

 

Get real! There's no way you can afford that red Ferrari!

2.

GET A LIFE = do something useful

 

Get a life! You're 35 and you're still living with your parents!

3.

GET NOWHERE = fail to success

 

I'm getting nowhere with this crossword. It's just too difficult!

4.

GET ONE'S NERVES = irritate someone

 

She really gets on my nerves. Everything about her irritates me, her voice, her smile – everything!

5.

GET ONE'S ACT TOGETHER = set organized

 

She really needs to get her act together. Her exam is in two weeks and she hasn't even started studying.

6.

GET ON LIKE A HOUSE ON FIRE = be extremely happy

 

They get on like a house on fire. They seem to have exactly the same tastes and interests.

7.

GET THE WRONG END OF THE STICK = confuse the topic

 

When we spoke I got the wrong end of the stick. I thought the party was at their house, but it isn't – its at Mike and Jane's.

8.

GET ON = grow older

 

Your grandfather must be getting on a bit, isn't he? Is he 80 now?

9.

GET THE MESSAGE = understand clearly

 

My boyfriend just never gets the message. I keep dropping hints about his awful cooking but he takes no notice.

10.

GET ONE'S OWN WAY = do what you want and not be punished

 

Monica always gets her own way. Her husband just does whatever she tells him to.

 
 

PHRASAL VERBS WITH GET

1.

GET TOGETHER = meet socially

 

Shall we try to get together for dinner next weekend?

2.

GET OVER = recover from

 

I hope Daniel gets over his break-up soon. He's very depressed

3.

GET ON WITH = continue doing

 

I can't help you now. I need to get on with the cooking.

4.

GET THROUGH TO = make someone understand

 

I've tried to talk about it, but I just can't get through to him.

5.

GET INTO = start a career or profession

 

How did you get into journalism?

6.

GET AROUND = move from place to place

 

The best way to get around Paris is by taxi but they're expensive.

7.

GET AWAY WITH = do something wrong without being caught

 

She has cheated in OM Personal English exams several times but she always gets away with it.

8.

GET BY = manage with what you have

 

My wife is out of work so we'll just have to get by on less money.

9.

GET BEHIND = fail to make progress

 

I've got behind with my CAE course. I may have to study more at the weekend.

10.

GET DOWN = depress

 

This terrible weather is really getting me down.

11.

GET OUT OF = avoid an obligation

 

I want to get out of going to Mr Dessy's party. Can you think of a good excuse?

12.

GET BACK TO = write or speak to someone again later on

 

Thanks for your email. I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Remember you will find the Part 1/2 of this grammar in Lesson 6 - Page 4.

 

CONGRATULATIONS! You have finished  LESSON 30  
at OM Personal CAE - Certificate in Advanced English.
Before moving on to the next lesson, please remember
to revise everything you have learnt here.

 

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