Important Uses Of The Verb ‘Get’ (2nd Lesson)

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The verb ‘Get’ has widespread meanings and uses in English. If one can gain knowledge on all of them, then earning fluency in English will be quite easier for them pending strong command on other aspects of the language. In today’s session, we discuss some uses of the verb ‘Get’. 

We can also use Get with the meaning to earn. Look at the sentence below :

A : What do you do now?
B : I am working for an airline called Emirates. It has got excellent work environment.
A : Definitely! So how much do you earn from the job?
B : Oh! I get about taka one lakh per month. I think that’s quite handsome considering other jobs available in the country. Well, and who do you work for?
A : I am in business with focus on career development programs. it’s running quite well. and the earning is not bad as well.
B : Then how much do you get from the business?
A : I usually get more then one lakh per month. The business is still under development. So hopefully earning will be higher in the future.
B : Wishes and good luck for u.
A : Thank u.

The verb ‘Get’ mean ‘to understand’.

Example : I think you are facing difficulties with the new lesson on uses of preposition. Please be more attentive and try to get the lesson.

The verb get has other meanings such as to catch or take, to communicate with, to capture or seize, to suffer, catch or affected by. Look at the sentences below :

1. I usually get 9 P.M train from Kamalapur station to my office in Uttara. (get means to take)

2. A : How do you get to office usually?
B : I get public bus to get to the office. or I get train to go to office. (here get means take).
3. A : How did u get Karim finally?
B : I got him by phone. (here get means to communicate with).
4. Finally the police has been able to get the mastermind to Gulshan Cafe attack. (here get means to capture or arrest).
5. My daughter got a cold last week. (here get means affected by cold).

Idiomatic usages of the verb ‘Get’ :

The verb get also has lots of idiomatic usages that means it is used in various popular idioms. some of them are below :

Get to it : it means begin doing something. let’s get to work. (let’s start doing the work) we are already late.

Gotta : it means urgent or compulsory. I gotta (have to) go now as being already late.

have got to : it also means have to like gotta. See this sentence : We have got to hurry up as the train is due to get at just 5 P.M. So we must get at the airport by 5 anyway. ok

Get down to business : it means begin working.
Example : We have got to submit the report by this month. There is not enough time left for us. So I think we need to get down to business immediately.

Get together : it means meet.
example : We have not met each other for long. So let’s get together soon in the future.

Get it together : means improve one’s performance. Your performance on the field has been very bad now. So come on please! (used to motivate) I think you need to get it together with hard work.

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