THE VERB GET CAN BE VERY USEFUL DUE TO ITS FLEXIBILITY OF USE
Vamos isolar o item vocabulário mais uma vez. Uma boa forma de aprender bem um idioma é expandir no que você já sabe. Por exemplo, a maioria dos alunos de inglês conhece bem o verbo GET, cujo passado e particípio passado são GOT e GOT ou GOTTEN respectivamente.
Mas, você está familiarizado com todos os principais usos do verbo GET? Não? Pois bem, nessa edição, fazendo uma pesquisa no dicionário Cambridge Advanced Learners, eu fiz uma seleção com os seus respectivos exemplos.
Lembre-se que para você possa aprendê-los de forma mais eficiente, é fundamental que você crie os seus próprios exemplos.
1 to obtain, buy or earn something:
He’s gone down to the corner shop to get some milk.
I think she gets about forty thousand pounds a year.
We stopped off on the motorway to get some breakfast.
I managed to get all three suitcases for under $200.
How much did he get for his car (= How much money did he sell it for)?
Where did you get your radio from?
2 to receive or be given something:
I got quite a surprise when I saw her with short hair.
When did you get the news about Sam?
I got a (telephone) call from Phil last night.
What mark did he get in his exam?
I got the impression that they’d rather be alone.
What did you get for your birthday?
We don’t get much snow (= It does not often snow) here.
I managed to get a glimpse of him (= see him for a moment) through the crowds.
If you get a moment (= have time available), could you help me fill in that form?
She gets such pleasure from her garden.
If you can get some time off work, we could finish the decorating.
I can never get her to myself (= be alone with her) because she’s always surrounded by people.
3 to go somewhere and bring back someone or something:
I must just get the washing in.
[+ two objects] Can I get you a drink?
4 to take someone or something into your possession by force:
Have the police got the man who did it yet?
Your cat got a bird this morning!
Get (DEAL WITH) /get/ verb [T] getting, got, got or US gotten INFORMAL
1 to deal with or answer a ringing telephone, knock on the door, etc:
Hey, John, someone’s at the door – would you get it, please?
2 to pay for something:
Put your money away – I’ll get these drinks.
Get (BECOME ILL WITH) /get/ verb [T] getting, got, got or US gotten INFORMAL
1. to become ill with a disease, virus, etc:
I got food poisoning at that cheap little seafood restaurant.
Kids get all kinds of bugs at school.
Get (BECOME) /get/ verb [L] getting, got, got or US gotten
1. To become or start to be:
He gets really upset if you mention his baldness.
Is your cold getting any better?
Your coffee’s getting cold.
After a while you get used to all the noise.
You’re getting quite a big boy now, aren’t you!
[+ to infinitive] How did you get to be a belly dancer?
get going/moving INFORMAL
to start to go or move:
We’d better get moving or we’ll be late.