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    "Get" and "Go"

    Which of the clauses below are correct ones and which are incorrect ones?

    1) It got cold. It went cold.
    2) Don't go crazy. Don't get crazy.
    3) The weather got bad. The weather went bad.
    4) It's getting worse. It's going worse.

    Could anyone tell me about using "get" and "go" as linking verbs?
    When should one use "get" and when "go"?

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    Re: "Get" and "Go"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Lucky_One View Post
    Which of the clauses below are correct ones and which are incorrect ones?

    1) It got cold. It went cold. "It got (became) cold" is correct.
    2) Don't go crazy. Don't get crazy. Both are OK.
    3) The weather got bad. The weather went bad.
    4) It's getting worse. It's going worse.

    Could anyone tell me about using "get" and "go" as linking verbs?
    When should one use "get" and when "go"?
    Mostly you use "get" where you could also use "become". An exception is #2. I don't know why.

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    Re: "Get" and "Go"

    Thank you.
    And what about sentences #3 and #4? Are they both correct? Do the sentences in each couple have the same meaning?
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    Re: "Get" and "Go"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Lucky_One View Post
    Thank you.
    And what about sentences #3 and #4? Are they both correct? Do the sentences in each couple have the same meaning?
    The same applies to 3 and 4 as applies to #1.

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    Re: "Get" and "Go"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Mostly you use "get" where you could also use "become". An exception is #2. I don't know why.
    And is there any other linking verb that can substitude "go"?

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