Student or Learner
"You got served."
"You've been served."
I've heard both of them in conversation. Guess the first one is not completely grammatically accurate?
I've also heard people say when sitting in a restaurant "I already got served." and "I've been served."
Last edited by ostap77; 29-Oct-2010 at 22:12.
1. I got told off. [= scolded, rebuked]
2. I got told (that I was wrong).
The use of BE in passive constructions is generally more acceptable than GET, though you hear GET frequently in conversation.
Last edited by ostap77; 29-Oct-2010 at 23:07.
I have a feeling, and it's only a feeling, that it may be more commonly used with a negative overtone:
Our team got beaten yesterday.
He got fired for being drunk on duty,
My Collins Cobuild English Usage tells me: "In conversation you often use get for passives. ... Note that you only use get ... to refer to an event which is not planned or intended, or which happens later or less often than intended. ... You do not use get to form passives in formal English."