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Those kids are always getting into trouble.
Does "get into trouble" mean doing bad things? Does "make trouble" have a similar meaning?
And, in Br Eng at least, 'get into trouble' can mean either impregnate or become pregnant.
I would say that, in BrE, "to get in[to] trouble" means to suffer the consequences of doing something wrong/bad.
Jane: What are you doing, John?
John: I'm writing on my bedroom walls!
Jane: Don't do that.
John: Why not?
Jane: Well, firstly, it's really naughty. But mainly because when our parents find out, you'll get into trouble!
John is clearly already doing something wrong/bad, but Jane is warning him that there will be consequences when their parents find out what he has done.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
I agree. You can make trouble and not be found out, so you don't get into trouble.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.