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    ej Guest

    What does 'get' mean in the following sentences?

    What does 'get' mean in the following sentences?
    Am I right in thinking these are questions about tense? Can anyone help explain these to me.

    a. He got a new car last week.

    b. I managed to get the wine.

    c. He got really brown on holiday.

    d. I got a train from Victoria.

    e. I didn't get what he said.

    f. We got there late.

    g. Could you get me a drink?

    Thanks,

    ej

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    The word get is quite versatile and is used many ways by native speakers. The basic meaning is to acquire, or obtain, but there are a few others.

    He got a new car last week.
    He acquired a new car. (Now he has a new car.)

    I managed to get the wine.
    I sought and obtained the wine. Through my actions I came into possession of the wine.

    He got really brown on holiday.
    He acquired a tan while on holiday.

    I got a train from Victoria.
    I took a train from Victoria to my destination. I rode the train from Victoria to where I got off.

    I didn't get what he said.
    I didn't understand what he said.

    We got there late.
    We arrived there late.

    Could you get me a drink?
    Could you obtain a drink for me? Could you bring me a drink?

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    ej Guest

    Thank you

    Hi,

    thank you, the answers are so simple. I thought I needed to address the questions from a 'tense' perspective.

    I think, in my mind, I over complicated the questions.

    Thanks for your help

    ej

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    So, would you say that you get it?

    :wink:

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    ej Guest

    Yep.

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    So, would you say that you get it?

    :wink:
    I get it.

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