Get + noun/pronoun
Get is one of the most common words in English and is used in many different ways. It is not considered appropriate in a very formal style when you are expected to use more precise vocabulary. However, get is correct and natural in most forms of speech and informal or semi-formal writing.
Get + noun / pronoun
Get can be followed by a noun or a pronoun. In this case, get means receive, fetch, earn, obtain catch or something similar.
- I got a call from James yesterday. (= I received a call from James yesterday.)
- I have got your letter.
- Will you get the kids from school? (= Will you fetch the kids from school?)
- He gets $300 a month. (= He earns $300 a month.)
- Can you come and get me from the airport?
- Whenever I listen to loud music, I get a headache.
- I am getting a toothache.
- OK. I will get you a drink. (Indirect object - you; direct object - a drink)
Get can mean understand.
- Did you get me? (= Did you understand what I said?)
Get can also mean punish.
- The taxmen will get you in the end.
In American English, the past participle form of get is gotten, except in the structure have got.
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