The verb "get" is very common in English. This verb can be used in so many different ways, including in some expressions. In this lesson, I will give you many examples of how to use it, like "to get going somewhere", "to get well", "to get over it", and many more. So why not get started, get into it, and watch the video?
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Hi. I'm Gill from www.engvid.com, and today we're going to have a look at the verb "to get", and the different uses of it, or some of the different uses. It's used all the time and in different ways. So, there are too many uses to look at in one lesson, so there will be another lesson on this as well. So, look out for that one, too. Okay? So, the verb "to get", it's a very, very common English word, used all the time in many different ways.
So, let's start by looking at some very ordinary uses of the verb "to get". So, you could "get wet". If you're out in the rain: "Aw, I got wet in the rain." So: "got", past tense. Or you can say: "Don't get wet. It's going to rain." So: "to get wet". "To get thirsty". If you haven't had a drink for a long time, you get thirsty, you need a drink. "To get annoyed", you can get annoyed, angry about something or about someone, the way somebody behaves. Okay?
You can get... "Get tired". If you've been working all day, you get really tired late at night and you need to go to bed. You can "get drunk", which means drinking a lot of alcohol so that you're sort of reeling around, and maybe falling on the floor. Not a good idea. So, you can "get drunk". Or you can say to somebody who's going to a party: "Don't get drunk." Okay? "You'll feel terrible the next day. Don't get drunk." So: "drunk", it's always to do with alcohol. You can say: "I have drunk a class of water." That's just the past tense of "to drink", but in this sense, it's to do with alcohol. Okay, you can "get married". Well, you can "get engaged", "get married", "get divorced", all of those for "get". Use "get". Okay? You can "get the flu" or "a cold", when you're sneezing and you're feeling really ill, the flu.
You can "get the sack", which means losing your job. It's a colloquial expression that means to lose your job: "the sack". A sack is like a... Something, a container, a sack made of cloth, usually, or plastic, you can have a plastic sack. But the... It's just an expression for losing your job. I think you're given a bag with all your belongings in to take away with you so that you don't leave all your stuff in a drawer somewhere in the office where you don't work anymore, so that may be the reason. "To get the sack". And then, having gotten the sack, you can "get a new job", where hopefully things will go better. "To get a new job". And "to get ready", to get ready, put some nice clothes on to go out to a party. Get ready to go to work, get ready to do something. Okay. So, that's all very, very simple uses of the verb "to get".
Right, so now let's have a look at some imperatives, which means telling people what to do or what not to do sometimes. They're like orders: "Do this, do that." Okay? So, and some can be quite rude, so you have to be careful how you use them because telling people what to do isn't always very nice. So, if you say to someone: "Get out!" that is very strong. If you ask them: "Get out". If someone walked in here now, I might say... Well, I wouldn't, but I could say: "Get out. We're filming." But I would probably say: "Oh. Do you mind? We're filming at the moment, so please, would you mind leaving the room?" But a rude person would say: "Get out! We're filming." So: "Get out!"
"Get in", maybe your friend is... Has arrived with the car, ready to go on a trip, and she's waiting for you to get into the car as well, and she's in a hurry, so she might say: "Get in, get in, we're ready to go. We don't want to be late. Get in!"
"Get off", so again, in the car: "We need to get off now." We can go, we can get off. Or if someone is standing on a chair, and you... They're spoiling the chair with their dirty shoes, you can say: "Get off the chair. Get off the chair. You're making it dirty." Okay? "Get up", if you're in bed in the morning, you have to get up, get dressed, get washed, all of those things. Get ready to go out. "Get up". If you're on some very nice grass that you're not supposed to be on, somebody might shout: "Get off the grass!" because you could be spoiling it, and turning it into muddy tracks.
And this one is quite a nice one, because this... These words appear on a card. You can buy a greetings card from a shop that says: "Get well soon!" If you're ill, if somebody is ill either at home or in hospital, and you feel sorry for them, you want them to get better, you can send a card that says: "Get well soon." Okay?