We are going to do an introduction to the verb get. There are many more meanings of get but we are going to look at the most common uses of it. *** Vamos amostrar una introducción al verbo get y a ver los significados mas comunes. Recuerden que es get tiene muchos usos mas que los que vamos a ver.
1) GET something/somebody
When you GETsomething or somebody the meaning of get can be : recieve/buy/fetch/find
Look at these examples:
- Did you get the email? (= recieve)
- I like your shirt. Where did you get it? (= buy)
- Hello,can I speak to Lisa, please? One moment. I’ll get her. (=fetch) atraer
- Is it difficult to get a job in your country? (=find)
2)GET + Adjective
When we want to form an action from anadjective we can add the verb GET before the adjective. This “transforms” the adjective into a verb. (get cold, get hungry, get better, get angry, get nervous, get married, get lost etc)tired (Adjective) – to get tired (verb)
Present: – I usually get tired when I play tennis. — She usually gets tired when she plays tennis
Present continuous – Wow, this race is very long. Iam getting tired.
Past: – Julio got tired of waiting and he went home.
Future (going to) – If you run too fast, you’re going to get married.
- Drink your coffee. It’sgetting cold.
- If you don’t eat, you get hungry.
- I’m sorry he’s ill. I hope he gets better soon.
- Linda and Frank are going to get married.
- It was a big city and I got lost.
3)GET to aplace
get to work / get to London / get home etc. = arrive
- I usually get to work before 8:30 (arrive at work)
- We got to Madrid very late. – Can you tell me how to get to the citycenter?
- What time did you get home last night?
Exercises / Ejercicios (gracias a basic grammar in use)