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    when can I use [get] ?

    Hello , how are you ?
    I always read or listen this word, but I don`t know when can I use it ^^"

    like :
    I get married.
    Before I Get Old .

    here it mean like become or what ?

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    Re: when can I use [get] ?

    Quote Originally Posted by GLOSS View Post
    Hello , how are you ?
    I always read or listen this word, but I don`t know when can I use it ^^"

    like :
    I'll get married (by a priest). Get is sometimes used instead of 'be' to form the passive.
    Before I Get Old . Yes, here get means become or start to be.

    here it mean like become or what ?
    Some more examples:
    He gets really upset if you mention his baldness.
    Is your cold getting any better?
    Your coffee's getting cold.
    After a while you get used to all the noise.

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    Re: when can I use [get] ?

    thank you a lot =")
    He gets really upset if you mention his baldness.<< here instead of be
    Is your cold getting any better? << instead of become
    Your coffee's getting cold.<< instead of become
    After a while you get used to all the noise << instead of become

    Are these comments right ?
    And when can I use [get] instead of [become]or [be] ?
    I'll get married (by a priest)
    Here can I use be instead of get ?if No , can you explain it ^^"
    and why did you add [Will] ? isn`t right if I say : I get married by a priest ? ^^"++
    Sorry if I bothered you ^^"

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    Re: when can I use [get] ?

    Quote Originally Posted by GLOSS View Post
    thank you a lot =")
    He gets really upset if you mention his baldness.<< here instead of become
    Is your cold getting any better? << instead of become
    Your coffee's getting cold.<< instead of become
    After a while you get used to all the noise << instead of become

    Are these comments right ?Yes. 3 out of 4. You are getting better!
    And when can I use [get] instead of [become]or [be] ? Use get if you want to sound informal but be careful as get does not always work as in:
    I became aware of...not I got aware of...
    Also I never heard anybody say "I want to become rich" but I want to get rich". Try to listen to what and how native speakers use "get", if you get the chance. Otherwise there is no rule, I am afraid.
    I'll get married (by a priest)
    Here can I use be instead of get ?if No , can you explain it ^^"I think "get married" is a fixed expression. It is the way people use it.
    and why did you add [Will] ? isn`t right if I say : I get married by a priest ? ^^"++ I get married means that you do it repeatedly/regularly. That is simply not possible.
    Sorry if I bothered you ^^"You never do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GLOSS View Post
    Hello , how are you ?
    I always read or listen this word, but I don`t know when can I use it ^^"

    like :
    I get married.
    Before I Get Old .

    here it mean like become or what ?
    NOT A TEACHER

    The use of be conveys a sense of state, while the use of get means a change of state.

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    Re: when can I use [get] ?

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    NOT A TEACHER

    The use of be conveys a sense of state, while the use of get means a change of state.
    True, but in sentences like:
    I was caught,
    I was fired,
    I was hit,
    He was killed.
    I was married by a priest.
    "be" conveys also a change of state.

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    Smile Re: when can I use [get] ?

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    True, but in sentences like:
    I was caught,
    I was fired,
    I was hit,
    He was killed.
    I was married by a priest.
    "be" conveys also a change of state.
    I was talking about the examples by GLOSS:

    [get + adjective] = change of state
    I got married at the age 34.
    I get extremely tired every time I run on the treadmill.


    [be + adjective] = state
    I am married to an Englishwoman.
    I am extremely tired; I have been running on the treadmill.


    In your examples it's informal to use get in place of be. It's shear passive voice, actually.


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    Re: when can I use [get] ?

    Hello ^^"

    banderas

    He gets really upset if you mention his baldness.<< here instead of become
    thank you ^____^
    Is your cold getting any better? << instead of become
    Your coffee's getting cold.<< instead of become
    After a while you get used to all the noise << instead of become
    :happy::happy::ineffable happiness:
    Are these comments right ?Yes. 3 out of 4. You are getting better!
    Thank you , you helped me
    And when can I use [get] instead of [become]or [be] ? Use get if you want to sound informal but be careful as get does not always work as in:
    I became aware of...not I got aware of...
    Also I never heard anybody say "I want to become rich" but I want to get rich". Try to listen to what and how native speakers use "get", if you get the chance. Otherwise there is no rule, I am afraid.
    Thank you , you really help me =")
    I can`t thank you enough =''(
    Oneday, when I become good speaker I`ll write a poem for you^_^
    I'll get married (by a priest)
    Here can I use be instead of get ?if No , can you explain it ^^"I think "get married" is a fixed expression. It is the way people use it.
    Aha , thank you << I`m sorry that I can not write but only [thank you]
    and why did you add [Will] ? isn`t right if I say : I get married by a priest ? ^^"++ I get married means that you do it repeatedly/regularly. That is simply not possible.
    Understood ^_^
    Sorry if I bothered you ^^"You never do.
    Hotoni sogoi Arigato kosaimashte.

    engee30
    Thank you very much :happy:

    banderas
    Again =], then why can`t I use [got] instead of [was] in fifth example ?
    You said :
    Get is sometimes used instead of 'be' to form the passive.
    ^^" , But we used [get] in fifth example before , and here used [be 'was']
    Or we only use get If the .. the sentence ... , I`m confused >_<
    sorry ='( , I`m stupid .


    engee30
    [get + adjective] = change of state
    I got married at the age 34.
    I get extremely tired every time I run on the treadmill.
    Wow , you really help me by writeing these grammar ^___^
    Then my Q top , this is its answer ?

    [be + adjective] = state
    I am married to an Englishwoman.
    I am extremely tired; I have been running on the treadmill.
    Wow these is another grammar ^_________^


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    Re: when can I use [get] ?

    Hi, Gloss!
    You are welcome!
    What do you mean by "in fifth example"?It is a difference between:
    I was married=I got married. It is passive form. And:
    I am married. It is not passive form.

    "Get" can be used instead of "be" in the passive.

    Cheers
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    Re: when can I use [get] ?

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    Hi, Gloss!
    You are welcome!
    What do you mean by "in fifth example"?It is a difference between:
    I was married=I got married. It is passive form. And:
    I am married. It is not passive form.

    "Get" can be used instead of "be" in the passive.

    Cheers
    Banderas
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    thank you very much =")
    This answer solved that problem in my head^^

    what I meant before that : can we use [get , here I meant got but I write get as public form ^^"] in fifth example for passive form ?
    Now I understand .
    I was married=I got married. It is passive form.
    This sentence helped me ^^

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