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When do you use get?

How to use get

It’s really getting hotter today!

In the English language we use get a lot! Here in this example, we are using get with an adjective to express that we think the weather is hotter.

Here is how we generally use the verb get:

getting excited

Let’s get excited!

To obtain

  • She got her driving license last week.
  • They got their visa a month ago.

To receive

  • I got an email from my friend in Australia.

  • He gets €1,000 a month from the government.

To buy

  • She got a new ski coat from Decathlon.
  • We got a new tablet at the airport.
  • Will you get me some more shampoo please?

To arrive at a place

  • We got to London around 6 p.m.
  • What time will we get there?
  • When did you get back from New York?

To get + adjective

  • It’s getting hotter.
  • I’m getting bored of this film.
  • It gets dark very early in the winter.
  • Don’t touch the oven it gets very hot.

Used in phrasal verbs

He got on his bicycle (Sat on)

We got off the train just before the bomb exploded. (exited the train)

He gets up at 6.00 a.m. every morning. (wakes up)