[Grammar] Can I use get instead of be in BrE? Passive.

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saloom2

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Hello everyone,


I would like to know whether I can use get instead of be in BrE or it's used in ArE only?

For more clarification, see here.
 
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Hi saloom2
Not sure.
Can you give an example of how you want to use it?
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I got fired by the boss. the kitchen got fixed. for more clarification, see here.
 

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I got fired by the boss. the kitchen got fixed. for more clarification, see here.
That's fine in informal conversation, but it is not considered acceptable in formal written British English.

That's a pity, because it would have enabled a useful distinction between state (the door was closed) and action (the door got closed) which exists in some languages.
 

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That's fine in informal conversation, but it is not considered acceptable in formal written British English.

That's a pity, because it would have enabled a useful distinction between state (the door was closed) and action (the door got closed) which exists in some languages.

Such as AmE...
 

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Well, I'm so sorry but I just want to ask if I can use that kind of structure in the informal letters of my exam. Can I? Or it's too informal to be used in an exam?
 
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