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    What is the difference between get and become

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    I have these sentences. Could you tell me if there is a difference between the usage of become and get.

    1.I always get/become upset when I watch the news.
    2.It was reported that many of the guests got/became ill with food poisoning.
    3. I am getting/becoming better slowly.
    4.My little newphew is determined to become/be a pilot when he grows up.

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    Re: What is the difference between get and become

    Quote Originally Posted by maral55 View Post
    Hi


    I have these sentences. Could you tell me if there is a difference between the usage of become and get.

    1.I always get/become upset when I watch the news.
    2.It was reported that many of the guests got/became ill with food poisoning.
    3. I am getting/becoming better slowly.
    4.My little newphew is determined to become/be a pilot when he grows up.
    In #s 1, 2, and 3 "get" and "become" mean the same, although, in #3 "getting" is more idiomatic.
    In #4 "become" cannot be replaced by "get".

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