I don't get it #5

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Examples here follows the other rule GET+ adjective. GET gives the idea of change, the idea of becoming, beginning to be, growing to be.

I am getting hungry. Let's eat out.
you shouldn't eat much. you'll get fat.


I'm not sure if you can use "I get hungry" or "I got hungry". I think it's time to call out for HELP!!!




1.I don't understand the difference between a.I am getting hungry b.I get hungry c.I got hungry. What do they mean??

I'm not sure if you can use "I get hungry" or "I got hungry". I think it's time to call out for HELP!!!

2.Is the above sentence a joke, but I don't get it. Could you explain to me what it means??
 

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1.I don't understand the difference between a.I am getting hungry b.I get hungry c.I got hungry. What do they mean??

I get hungry (in the afternoon).

This is present tense, used to indicate a habit or recurring situation.

I got hungry (at midnight).

This is past tense, used to indicate something that happened before the present.

I am getting hungry.

This is present progressive (continuous), used to indicate a process occurring over time. I'm a little hungry now and I will keep getting hungrier until I eat.

I'm not sure if you can use "I get hungry" or "I got hungry". I think it's time to call out for HELP!!!

2.Is the above sentence a joke, but I don't get it. Could you explain to me what it means??

It might have been meant as a joke, but it means that the writer doesn't know which tense to use and needs help. :wink:
 
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