The verb "to get"

The verb "to get" has three different main meanings.
It can mean:
receive When will I get your message?
become Take your coat with you, it can get very cold at night here!
bring/buy/find/fetch Can you get me a glass of water, please?
Without changing their meaning, it can be added to the words:
  • "to have"
  • and "to have to"
For example:
  • Johnny has a dog. = Johnny has got a dog.
  • He has to take the dog for a walk three times a day. = He has got to take the dog for a walk three times a day.
  • Do I have time? = Have I got time?
It is also part of some Phrasal Verbs.
  • to get on (… a bike, a car etc.) He got on the train at the last minute!
  • to get on with someone Lucy and I get along very well; we've become friends!
  • to get to a place = to arrive at a place He better get here before class starts…
In the exercise below, you have to find the pairs that have the same meaning!
 
  • I don't know how to go there.
     
  • Can you buy some milk at the supermarket?
     
  • We'll arrive there at 8.
     
  • You better become used to it.
     
  • I've got to go now.
     
  • Can you get some milk from the supermarket?
     
  • I don't know how to get there.
     
  • We'll get there at 8.
     
  • I have to go now.
     
  • You better get used to it.
     
 
 
 
 
 

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