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Get- Popular English Verb

 

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"Get- Popular English  Verb:
Sentences Using Verb 'Get'"

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[Series Name: 'English Daily Use' | Book No: 22

 

 

This Book Covers The Following Topics:

 

1. ENGLISH VERB -- ‘GET’
2. Meanings of Main Verb ‘GET’
3. GET + THIRD FORM OF VERB
3A. Get + Third Form of Verb
3B. Have/Has + Got + Third Form of Verb
3C. Got + Third Form of Verb
3D. Had + Got + Third Form of Verb
3E. Will + Get + Third Form of Verb
3F. Will + Have + Got + Third Form of Verb
3G. Other Modal Verbs + Get + Third Form of Verb
3H. Getting + Third Form of Verb
3I. Verb + To + Get + Third Form of Verb
4. GET TO + FIRST FORM OF VERB
4A. Get To + First Form of Verb
4B. Got To + First Form of Verb
4C. Will + Get To + First Form of Verb
5. HAVE + GOT TO + FIRST FORM OF VERB
6. ‘GET’ + ADJECTIVE
7. ‘GET’ + USED TO
8. Use of ‘Get’ In Causative Sentences
9. English Idioms With ‘Get’
10. Phrasal Verbs With ‘Get’
11. Other Sentences With ‘Get’
12. Conjugation of Verb ‘Get’
Exercises: 1(A) and 1(B)
Exercises: 2(A) and 2(B)
Exercises: 3(A) and 3(B)

 

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1. ENGLISH VERB - ‘GET’

 

Get is an irregular verb. Its three forms are as follows:

 

First Form (Base Form) -- GET

Second Form (Past Form) -- GOT

Third Form (Past Participle) -- GOT/GOTTEN

 

Present Perfect of ‘Get’ – Have/Has Got || Have/Has Gotten

Past Perfect of ‘Get’ -- Had Got || Had Gotten

 

Gotten (past participle form of ‘get’) is generally used in Spoken American English. Gotten is incorrect in British English.

 

ING Form of ‘Get’ -- Getting

Infinitive of ‘Get’ -- To Get

 

IMPORTANT NOTE-

“Have/has got” is the ‘Present Perfect’ Form of ‘get’. But it is mainly used in the present indefinite (simple) tense. Have/has got is generally used with ‘simple present meaning’ to show characteristics, ownership, illnesses, and relationships.

‘Have got’ and ‘has got’ have the same meaning as ‘have’ and ‘has’ respectively. They can be used as present indefinite (simple) tenses.]

 

Affirmative Sentences --

They have got computers. = They have computers.

He has got a computer. = He has a computer.

 

Negative Sentences --

They have not got computers. = They do not have computers.

He has not got a computer. = He does not have a computer.

Note:- Negative form of ‘have/has got’ is made by adding ‘not’ between ‘have/has’ and ‘got’; whereas, negative form of ‘have/has’ is made by using ‘do/does not’.

 

Interrogative Sentences --

Have they got computers? = Do they have computers?

Has he got a computer? = Does he have a computer?

Note:- Interrogative pattern of ‘have/has got’ is made by putting auxiliary verb ‘have/has’ before the subject; whereas Interrogative pattern of ‘have/has’ is made by putting auxiliary verb ‘Do/Does’ before the subject.

 

However, in past events you should prefer using ‘had’ instead of ‘had got’ ’ to show characteristics, ownership, illnesses, and relationships.

More Common -- They had computers. They did not have computers | Did they have computers?

Less Common -- They had got computers. They had not got computers. Had they got computers?

 

Also Note: Use of ‘have got’ and ‘has got’ in present perfect tenses:

Pattern: Have/has got + past participle of verb

A project has got stuck. || Many projects have got stuck.

 

And, in past perfect tenses you should use ‘had got’.

A project had got stuck. || Many projects had got stuck.

 

 

ALSO NOTE:

GOTTA - Very informal and non-standard way of referring to ‘have got to’ or ‘have got a’ in writing. This form is grammatically incorrect. Avoid using writing this form.

 

English Verb ‘Get’ can be used in a number of patterns and has lots of different uses and meanings.--

A. “Get” is used as a main verb with many different meanings.

B. “Get” is used in several idioms. [An IDIOM is made up of a group of words whose meaning is different from the meanings of the individual words]

C. “Get” is used in several phrasal verbs. [A PHRASAL VERB is made up of a Verb and an Adverb or a Preposition or both.]

 

 

2. MEANINGS OF ENGLISH VERB - ‘GET’

 

MOST COMMON MEANINGS OF “GET” AS A MAIN VERB ARE AS FOLLOWS:

to receive / to obtain or acquire [to gain, attain, achieve something] / to bring / to receive prison term / to receive broadcasts / to buy something / to earn / to receive marks or grade in an exam / to become affected by (a disease or bodily condition) / to be infected with an illness, etc. / to start doing something / to arrive/come/reach / to move to a particular direction or place / to use transport [to catch] / to answer (receive) the phone call / to capture somebody / to understand / to have / to memorize / to find out by calculation / to deliver / to prepare a meal, etc.

 

1. TO RECEIVE

We get assurance every time, but nothing has materialized.

I got the medal and the money.

I got an appointment letter today.

Flood-affected families got compensation.

We got some high-resolution images.

Kin of riots victims got enhanced compensation.

She got thumbs up from 200 and thumbs down from 25 readers.

I wrote several letters to officials, but got no replies.

We got some warm clothes as people came and gave them to us.

Police got a tip off.

We got overwhelming response at the event.

He got a warm welcome from people.

Complainant got a system-generated text message informing him about the details of his FIR (first inspection report).

They did not get any warning.

We did not get any response to our emails.

 

2. TO OBTAIN OR ACQUIRE [To Gain, Attain, Achieve Something]

When younger actors get a chance to work with seniors, there is a lot they can learn from them.

Many adults get news from social media sources.

Fruits are all we get here.

It took a lot of skill and work and determination for him to get what he was able to achieve.

Industries in backward areas may get power at concessional rates.

He is running from pillar to post in order to get water and power connection.

Once we get those details, we will definitely look into it.

To get the best deals, it is all in the timing.

Many families are still struggling to get access to basic amenities like power and water.

Whatever little recognition I will get for my achievement, I will be happy.

 

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