Get with infinitives and -ing forms

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Get can be followed by an -ing form. Common expressions are: get going and get moving

The structure get + object + -ing form means make somebody or something start doing something.

Get can also be followed by an infinitive. This structure means manage or have an opportunity.

The structure get to be means become.

The structure get + object + infinitive means make somebody/something do something.

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