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    Hey fellas,

    could anyone clarify me on the official name of the "get + adjective" structure?

    e.g.: I get old.
    He has got angry.

    lots of upfront thanks

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    In a manner of speaking, the "get" in such structure is called a linking verb.
    In another manner of speaking, it is also called an intensive verb.

    The adjective after "get" is called "subject complement."

    You might call such structure by "copular structure," which might not be widely recognized, so the "get" is also a copular verb.

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    Default Re: get + adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by outofdejavu View Post
    [Not a teacher]

    In a manner of speaking, the "get" in such structure is called a linking verb.
    In another manner of speaking, it is also called an intensive verb.

    The adjective after "get" is called "subject complement."

    You might call such structure by "copular structure," which might not be widely recognized, so the "get" is also a copular verb.
    isn't the adjective after the verb "get" an object complement?

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    Default Re: get + adjective

    No offense, but do you have a grammar book? I think this structure is covered in any grammar book.

    For your reference: http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...html#post46929

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