What does ‘get’ mean?


‘Get’ can be confusing as it has lots of different meanings in English depending on the context.

Have a look at the following sentences and see if you can think of another verb or phrase you could use instead of ‘get’.

  1. It was past midnight when we got home.
  2. I’m getting a bike for my birthday.
  3. At the end of the course you get a diploma.
  4. Can you get me a cup of coffee, please?
  5. He got angry when I told him about the problem.
  6. They got married in April.
  7. I got a newspaper this morning.
  8. It’s getting dark. Can you switch on the light?

Put your ideas in the comments at the bottom of the page or come back on Monday to see the answers.

By Louise and Joy


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