[Grammar] Get your team working in one place [Get somebody doing something]

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I would like to ask about the sentence "Get your team work in one place." What is the structure used in this sentence? Is it get somebody doing something?

There is nothing as get somebody doing something in google books.

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I would like to ask about the sentence "Get your team working (or: to work) in one place." What is the structure used in this sentence? Is it get somebody doing (or: to do) something?

Yes, exactly.

There is nothing like get somebody doing something in Google books.

Thank you.

Hm. Does Google have books?
 

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Why are you surprised? It seemed like a reasonable question to me.

I tried the link you provided and looked at the first five publications. The Ghost Trap is a Leapfrog Press book. The publisher of Out Cold is Irene Goodman Literary Agency. Cambridge Academic English is a Cambridge University Press book. "Oil Shale Development" isn't a book at all. Neither is "Hearings, Reports, and Prints on the Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs."

I scrolled further down but still didn't see any books by Google.

So I tried https://books.google.com, the domain they all share. What came up is a Google search page with the caption: "Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books."

Those are publications that can be read online, not books published by Google.

So my guess is that while there are no Google books, we can search books via books.google.com - which is probably what you meant.

So I get it now. Thanks!
 
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"Get well" in your sentence makes one think about recovering from an illness rather than understanding something.
 

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"Get well" in your sentence makes one think about recovering from an illness rather than understanding something.

Were there any way for using "get" and any adjective with "get" for the purpose of understanding there?

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Is there any way for using "get" and any adjective with "get" for the purpose of understanding there?

Thank you.

Say: "I get it."

Since "get" is a verb, there are no adjectives. There are lots of adverbs you could use, like:

- I really get it.
- I truly get it.
- I mostly get it.
- I finally get it.
- I sort of get it.
 
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