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    Post For "get", it is not easy to understand to me.

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    Steve: You know, that reminds me. I went skiing with my family-that is to say, my son and our grandchildren. We were at Big White, near Kelowna, and all of a sudden, the temperature dropped to about thirty below. My car would start, but my son's car wouldn't, and of course, there were a lot of cars that wouldn't start. My daughter-in-law was a member of the BCAA, and that's the only reason I think we ever got out of there. We were able to get a truck in to get us started early in the morning. We couldn't get anyone that night, but the following morning we did. So I can certainly vouch for the usefulness of having that connection. Insurance-now how, again, do you just function as an insurance agency, just like any other private insurance agency, or do you have your own special policies that you've developed? How do you operate in the insurance area?

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    I know that "get" includes a lot of meaning.
    I always feel that it is not easy to understand related senteces whenever "get" appears.

    Exactly, I don't know how I have to understand in above four parts?
    - we ever got out of there
    - get a truck in
    - to get us started early in the morning
    - We couldn't get anyone that night

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    Re: For "get", it is not easy to understand to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by KIMJONGEUN View Post
    Example.
    Steve: You know, that reminds me. I went skiing with my family-that is to say, my son and our grandchildren. We were at Big White, near Kelowna, and all of a sudden, the temperature dropped to about thirty below. My car would start, but my son's car wouldn't, and of course, there were a lot of cars that wouldn't start. My daughter-in-law was a member of the BCAA, and that's the only reason I think we ever got out of there. We were able to get a truck in to get us started early in the morning. We couldn't get anyone that night, but the following morning we did. So I can certainly vouch for the usefulness of having that connection. Insurance-now how, again, do you just function as an insurance agency, just like any other private insurance agency, or do you have your own special policies that you've developed? How do you operate in the insurance area?

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    I know that "get" includes a lot of meaning.
    I always feel that it is not easy to understand related senteces whenever "get" appears.

    Exactly, I don't know how I have to understand in above four parts?
    - we ever got out of there
    - get a truck in
    - to get us started early in the morning
    - We couldn't get anyone that night
    Hi,
    The verb "to get" is of anglosaxon/germanic origins (like a large percentage of English words) it means to recieve/obtain but it has become widely used, over many,many years, as a substitute/alternative for "to have", "to go" etc.

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    Re: For "get", it is not easy to understand to me.

    "Get" is a bit of a bugger. It's not only the many meanings of the verb,
    get | English | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon
    but also the 66 phrasal verbs with "get"
    'G' - English Phrasal Verb List - UsingEnglish.com

    I'm afraid you will have to deal with it very often, so get over it

    In your example,

    that's the only reason I think we ever got out of there.
    Get out= escape. Ever is used to emphasize.

    We were able to get a truck in
    Get__in= arrange a truck to come and do a job for you.

    to get us started early in the morning.
    to start our cars-to get our cars fixed

    We couldn't get anyone that night, but the following morning we did.
    We couldn't find-procure anyone.


    By the way, I'm not a teacher.
    Last edited by Kraken; 28-May-2008 at 08:19. Reason: I forgot t say I'm not a teacher.

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    Re: For "get", it is not easy to understand to me.

    Really, I wanted to know how I understand four parts which I said though I know that "get" have lots of meanings as bhaisahab and Kraken's words.

    Truely, thanks for answering so kindly.

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    Re: For "get", it is not easy to understand to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by KIMJONGEUN View Post
    Really, I wanted to know how I understand four parts which I said though I know that "get" have lots of meanings as bhaisahab and Kraken's words.

    Truely, thanks for answering so kindly.
    we ever got out of there, used in the sense of movement, being able "to go"
    - get a truck in, used in the sense of "to bring"
    - to get us started early in the morning, used in the sense of "to enable"
    - We couldn't get anyone that night, used in the sense of "to contact"

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