Get with adjectives and past participles
Get + adjective
Get can be followed by an adjective. In this case, it means become.
- He doesnt need a reason to get angry.
- As we get older, we get wiser.
- I am getting cold.
- Nobody wants to get old.
Get + object + adjective
The structure get + object + adjective means make something/somebody become.
- I must get the kids ready for school.
- We must get the house clean before the guests arrive.
Get + past participle
This structure is used to talk about the things we do to ourselves.
- They are getting married in May.
- She takes hours to get dressed.
Get + object + past participle
Sometimes we arrange for something to be done by somebody else. The structure get + object + past participle can be used to express this idea.
- He knows how to get things done.
- You must get that car repaired.
- She must get that tooth extracted.
- You must get him suspended.
This structure can also be used to talk about things (often unwanted) that happen to us.
- I got my bike stolen last week.
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