“Get” is a great word in English! It is used in so many different ways.
GET + adjective
We’re getting married next year – the wedding will be in August.
Brenda got divorced ten years ago, and she hasn’t seen her ex-husband since!
My sister gets really angry when I borrow her clothes without telling her.
It’s late and I’m getting tired. Let’s go home.
The theater’s getting dark – I think the movie is starting!
Philip got lost in the NYC subway and had to ask for directions to Times Square.
GET + comparative
Larissa’s getting better at dancing. She practices every day.
If your headache gets worse, you should see a doctor.
get more expensive
It’s getting more and more expensive to buy an apartment in Rio de Janeiro.
Buying things online has gotten safer with tools like PayPal.
get more important
It’s getting more important to speak multiple languages in today’s globalized world.
Be careful – the water gets deeper quickly on that side of the pool.
GET + preposition (phrasal verbs)
My alarm clock goes off at 6:30, but I don’t get up until 7:15.
get along with
I get along really well with my colleagues. They’re a pleasure to work with.
How did the dog get into the house? He’s supposed to stay outside!
Randall got out of the car to check the tires.
It’s very easy to get around Berlin – there’s a great subway system.
My family always gets together for major holidays like Christmas and New Year’s.
GET + a place = arrive
get to the office
My boss always gets to the office by 7:30 AM.
I had to work overtime, so I didn’t get home until midnight.
get to school
Sarah got to school late and missed her first class.
get to the train station
When they got to the train station, they realized they’d left their tickets at home.
get to the store
Hurry up! I want to get to the store before it closes.
I don’t know exactly where the post office is. Could you tell me how to get there?
GET = receive
get an e-mail
Did you get my e-mail?
get a present
I got lots of presents for my birthday this year.
If you get good grades in high school, you can get into a good college.
get a certification
I got my scuba diving certification last year.
get an award
Ted got an award for being the best salesperson in the company.
get a shipment
We got a large shipment of books today – what should I do with them?
GET = buy / obtain
get a job
Tanya moved to Los Angeles because she got a job there.
get an apartment
“Have you found a place to live?”
“Yeah, I just got a great apartment right in the city center!”
get a computer
I got this computer just last month, and it’s already broken.
get a jacket
That’s a really nice jacket! Where did you get it?
I got these shoes in Barcelona.
get [something] for a good price
We got this TV for a good price during the spring sale.