Hi. I'm Gill fromwww.engvid.com, and today we're going to havea look at the verb "to get", and the different uses of it, or some ofthe different uses. It's used all the time and in different ways. So, there are too manyuses to look at in one lesson, so there will be another lesson on this as well. So, lookout for that one, too. Okay? So, the verb
"to get", it's a ve1分幸运28ry, very common English word,used all the time in many different ways.
So, let's start by looking at some veryordinary 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 torain." So: "to get wet". "To get thirsty".
If you haven't had a drink for a longtime, you get thirsty, you need a drink.
"To get annoyed", you can get annoyed, angry aboutsomething or about someone, the way somebody behaves. Okay?You can get... "Get tired". If you've beenworking 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 cansay to somebody who's going to a party:
"Don't get drunk." Okay? "You'll feel terrible thenext day. Don't get drunk." So: "drunk", it's always to do with alcohol. You can say: "Ihave drunk a class of water." That's just the past tense of "to drink", but in thissense, 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 theflu" or "a cold", when you're sneezing and you're feelingreally ill, the flu.
You can "get the sack", which means losingyour job. It's a colloquial expression that means to lose your job: "the sack". A sackis like a... Something, a container, a sack made of cloth, usually, or plastic, you canhave a plastic sack. But the... It's just an expression for losing your job. I thinkyou're given a bag with all your belongings in to take away with you so that you don'tleave 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 getready", to get ready, put some nice clothes on to go out to a party. Get ready to go towork, get ready to do something. Okay. So, that's all very, very simpleuses 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 howyou use them because telling people what to do isn't always very nice. So, if you sayto someone: "Get out!" that is very strong.
If you ask them: "Get out". If someone walkedin 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 filmingat the moment, so please, would you mind leaving the room?"
But a rude personwould say: "Get out! We'refilming." So: "Get out!"
"Get in", maybe your friend is... Has arrivedwith 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 needto get off1分幸运28 now." We can go, we can get off.
Or if someone is standing on a chair, andyou... 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, somebodymight shout: "Get off the grass!" because you could be spoiling it, andturning it into muddy tracks.
And this one is quite a nice one, becausethis... 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, andyou feel sorry for them, you want them to get better, you can send a cardthat says: "Get well soon." Okay?
Right, then finally then, just a few otherexpressions using "get". "To get the credit" for something. If somebody has done somethingreally good, hopefully they get the credit for doing it. People recognize that they havedone something good. Sometimes somebody else gets the credit for what you've done, andthat is not very nice. They... Or they take the credit. But "to get the credit" means youare recognized as the person who has done something, usuallysomething good.
"To get"... If something "gets on my nerves", thenerves of your nervous system, your feelings, your sensations, your nerves, you know, how youfeel, how you react. If I said... If there was some music playing next door very loud andit had been going on for an hour, I would say:
"That music is really getting on my nerves.It's really annoying me. It's irritating me.
I don't like it. It's upsetting me."So: "to get on your nerves". Okay?
"To get through the day", sometimes the daythat you're living is rather difficult, but you keep going and you say: "I've got to getthrough the day." If I can just get through the day, I'll be okay. Then I can go home,relax, watch some television, whatever. Just get through the day. It's a sort of endurancetest sometimes to get through. Right.
"To get over a bad experience". If you'vehad a bad experience, you1分幸运28 have to recover from it, and it might take a bit of time.So that's called "getting over something", "to get over a bad experience".Just an ordinary one, really: "to get the cargoing". Sometimes a car won't start very easily. You turn the key in the ignitionand the engine won't start, so:
"Oh, no, we're going on holiday. We've got to getthe car going, otherwise we won't be able to go."
So that's usually something youhave to do, "to get it going".
"To get something done", to do a job. "Getsomething done". "To get up", to get up in the morning from bed or to stand up from achair, maybe. Oh: "to get out of bed", right.
This is an interesting one: "to get into conversationwith somebody". If you're learning English, it's a good idea to... And there are English-speakingpeople around, it's a good idea to get into conversation with an English-speaking personto give you some practice. And even if you don't know them, you can just start chatting,and that's called "getting into conversation", to start a conversation. Okay?And then finally: "to get out of something"is when there's something you don't really want to do. Maybe you've been invited to afriend's party, and you know you don't enjoy the parties, unfortunately, at your friend'shouse, you don't like the other people who come, so you have to think of areason why you can't go and say:
"Oh, sorry, I'm doing something else thatnight." You get out of it, you find an excuse, a r1分幸运28eason why you can't go.Okay, so that's just a few. There are lots more,but that's just a few uses of the verb "to get".
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