English for everyone

Teaching and learning English as a Foreign Language
 
HomeHome  PortalPortal  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  Log in  

Share | 
 

 Various ways of using the verb "to get"

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Admin
Admin
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 582
Age : 47
Localisation : Tangier
Emploi : Teacher
Registration date : 2006-02-07

PostSubject: Various ways of using the verb "to get"   Sun 26 Feb - 4:45

Hello again and again Very Happy ,

This lesson is the first in two lessons about using the verb 'to get' combined with particles. Here are some of the most common:

1. 'to get across' means to communicate, make people understand.

I'm not sure I got that across very well. I don't think they really
understood.
He's an excellent speaker. He can get across even the most
complicated ideas.

2. 'to get away' means to go on holiday.

We had a lovely holiday. We got away for a few days on the beach.
I don't think we can get away until the end of the month. We're too
busy.

3. 'to get back' means to return from a trip or a journey.

She's still in Taiwan. She doesn't get back until next week.
I get back on Friday afternoon. I'll call you then.

4. 'to get back' can also mean to have returned something you lent to someone.

I lent him some money last year and I never got it back.
We have only got back fifty percent of the questionnaires we gave out.

5. 'to get back to' = to speak again with someone or to return a phone call

When I have more information, I'll get back to you.
He got back to me yesterday afternoon with his answer.

6. 'to get by' means to just have enough money or to just manage financially

At the end of the month, I have no money left. It is difficult to get by on my salary.
If we are careful, we can get by on less than $20 a day.

7. 'to get down to' means to start some work or a task

If everybody is here, let's get down to business.
I didn't start it until the last moment. I just couldn't get down to it.

8. 'to get in' means to arrive home or at the office

I'm really tired this morning. I didn't get in until after midnight last night.
He's always the last to arrive. He never gets in before 9.30.

9. 'to get in' can also mean to enter

He opened the door so I could get in the car.
You need to have some photo id to get in the company.

10. 'to get off' means to leave a bus, train or plane

Take the 23 bus and get off at the last stop. I live very near there.
To go to the National Gallery, take the underground and get off at Trafalgar Square.


I guess you're looking for ways to get rid of me affraid .

Good luck clown

_________________
The only magic is perseverance
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://english-classroom.actifforum.com
 
Various ways of using the verb "to get"
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Other Ways to Say "Good Night"
» Kurdistan parliament threatens to "resort to other ways" if Baghdad did not comply with the agreement and warns of a "major conflicts"
» "double orbit"?
» Beautiful Song From Mandisa"God Speaking"
» A Field of "Coal Flowers"???

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
English for everyone :: Teachers' Pulpit-
Jump to: