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    "get", "got" instead of "be", "was"

    Hello,
    I would like to know if we can use get and got in these sentences, and if they are grammatically seen even with the other versions.
    My bag got stolen last year.
    My bag was stolen last year.

    We are getting defeated.
    We are being defeated.


    Cheers!

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    Exclamation Re: "get", "got" instead of "be", "was"

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Hello,
    I would like to know if we can use get and got in these sentences, and if they are grammatically seen even with the other versions.
    My bag got stolen last year.
    My bag was stolen last year.

    We are getting defeated.
    We are being defeated.

    Cheers!
    Yes, they are correct. get is used with a past participle following it to form the passive voice similar to verb ‘to be’.

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    Re: "get", "got" instead of "be", "was"

    not a teacher

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post


    My bag got stolen last year.
    My bag was stolen last year.

    We are getting defeated.
    We are being defeated.


    Cheers!
    IMHO, The 2nd version of each sentence is preferred though the lst is also correct.

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