Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The meanings of "get"

Hello everyone.
In my last post I asked you to deduce the various meanings of "get" from a list of occurrences generated by the Concordancer at the Hong Kong Polytechnic. The only person to reply so far has been Claudio, who has given a list of phrasal verbs with "get".

So here is a short list of sample sentences from the Comcordancer, with the meaning of "get" below each sentence:

  1. plot about a Bronx mother-of-three who gets a job to bail out her philandering hu get = "obtain"
  2. re is a link between star signs and who gets along with whom. Even those dubious a get along = "have a good relationship"
  3. at 1,000m in the eastern Alps probably gets as much snow as a resort at 1, 500m ( gets = "becomes"
  4. union. This is where the debate gets interesting. When the Bank governor w gets = "becomes"
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  2. used after she saw a couple with a baby getting into a car. She told The Sun: "I s
  3. ther about providing he goes to bed and gets up at reasonable hours. 3. A s
  4. " "I wouldn't like to think that I was getting you down." "No, don't worry about i
  5. e Rolling Stones, and they shouldn't be getting married in the first place — modern
  6. well. IDEAL FOR A BREAK If your idea of getting away from it all is relaxation, the best o
  7. tends to press ahead with its policy of getting rid of 15,000 staff a year over the next t
  8. e tonight." "Umm, well, I think we were getting a taxi." "Please; let me. Please. Fiona. Y
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 - Mike



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