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    Give me and get me

    Where do we use get me instead of give me? can you tell me some examples...

    If we want anything politely.. can we use please get me...


    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Give me and get me

    Use "Would you get me" for making a polite request. Example:
    Would you get me a glass of water?
    "Give me" is more likely to be used as an imperative. Example:
    Give me my money!

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    Re: Give me and get me

    Quote Originally Posted by sureshfina View Post
    Where do we use get me instead of give me? can you tell me some examples...

    If we want anything politely.. can we use please get me...


    Thanks in advance
    Either one can be polite or not, depending on how it is said and with what added words.

    "give me" is used to ask someone to give you something that they already have with them or is within reach of where they are.
    If a person is eating candy from a bag, you can ask him to 'Please give me a candy.'

    "get me" is used when the person has to go somewhere and get the thing you want and then give it to you. You would say 'Could you please get me a glass of water.' when the person has to first go to the kitchen and get the water and then give it to you.

    "give me" and "get me" can also be used for inanimate things.
    'Give me a hand.' means the person wants you to help him with something.
    'Get me some help.' means the person wants you to find someone else to help him; you are unable to help him or unable to help him just by yourself.
    Last edited by 2006; 14-Jul-2008 at 18:00. Reason: correction

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    Re: Give me and get me

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    Either one can be polite or not, depending on how it is said and with what added words.

    "give me" is used to ask someone to give you something that they already have with them or is within reach of where they are.
    If a person is eating candy from a bag, you can ask him to 'Please give me a candy.'

    "get me" is used when the person has to go somewhere and get the thing you want and then give it to you. You would say 'Could you please get me a glass of water.' when the person has to first go to the kitchen and get the water and then give it to you.

    "give me" and "get me" can also be used for inanimate things.
    'Give me a hand.' means the person wants you to help him with something.
    'Get me some help.' means the person wants you to find someone else to help him; you are unable to help him or unable to help him just by yourself.
    You are absolutely right, and it is good to see the verb "to get" used in one of its original meanings "to obtain".

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    Re: Give me and get me

    While you are at the store get some paper towels, and when you come back give them to me.


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