Is it correct to take the Get + passive structure to mean: an action occurred suddenly or unexpectedly and the "actor" places blame elsewhere.
Thanks for your reply.
I can't give any good examples about but please note the following ones:
- Jack got hit by a truck because of recklessly driving but he claimed that it
wasn't his fault.
-My friends got lost in the jungle last year because of paying no attension
to the the signs but they believed it was their fate.
I hope it helped.
The second sentence, however, doesn't contain the passive - get lost is a phrase that only looks like a passive structure.
I don't believe that this structure, passive or otherwise, always means "an action occurred suddenly" though many do.
I gradually got sicker and sicker but I got treated for it finally and mad a complete recovery.
Neither does it always entail that the actor/speaker places blame elsewhere though especially with the passive the real actor, the one who perfroms the action is responsible, at least for that action taking place.
I hope that this has helped. If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask.
Thanks a lot engee and riverkid for your helpful replies.