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    Unhappy Get

    Hi All,

    Again, thank you very much for your helping!.
    I really appreciate it.

    I would like to ask you annoying question which makes me confuse always.
    As far as I know to "get" has several meanings, the commons are
    Can I get something please and with this meaning I am ok.

    The second one is " I will get married" why can't I say " I will marry" why should I add the "Get" it is very confusing me always :\

    I remember when I was in the English school the teacher told me that usually, we are adding "Get" when we want to describe kind of process, such as I am getting shower, ) That's what I remember, no sure 100 percentage
    Please be a soft or gentle with me I am amateur.

    Again, Thank you!.

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    #2

    Re: Get

    Let's look at one point at a time. Note my corrections to your post.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mero3004 View Post
    Again, thank you very much for your helping!.
    I really appreciate it.

    I would like to ask you annoying question​s which always make me confused always.
    As far as I know to "get" has several meanings; the commonest are​:
    "Can I get something, please?" and with this meaning "I am ok".
    How do you think 'get' is used with the meaning of "I am OK"?

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    #3

    Re: Get

    Quote Originally Posted by Mero3004 View Post
    why can't I say " I will marry"
    I think it is usually used transitively.
    For example, I will marry you/him/her/someone else's name.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: Get

    Hi,

    I don't know:\

    that's os my issue, I don't know when use it...

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    Re: Get

    Quote Originally Posted by Mero3004 View Post
    Hi,

    I don't know. :\

    That's is my issue. I don't know when to use it.
    Note my corrections above. You must start every sentence with a capital letter and end every sentence with one appropriate punctuation mark.

    I assume "os" was a typo for "is". However, you can't say "That's is ...". "That's" is a contraction of "That is" so your sentence effectively said "That is is ..." which I am sure you know is incorrect. Say either "That's my issue" or "That is my issue".

    In your first post, was the question supposed to be "Can I get you something?"? If so, a common response is "No thanks, I'm OK". In that context, "I'm OK" means "There is nothing I need".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Get

    It's not always wrong to say I will marry, though I will get married is more common. What's the context?

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