Phrasal verbs with ‘get’
Every language has got some very confusing words. These words seem to change their meaning every time you hear them. Just as you think you understand the word, someone uses it with a different meaning and you are totally confused again!
In English, ‘get’ is one of those words. The two basic meanings of ‘get’ are become (eg. I got sick) and receive (eg. She gets a lot of an emails). However, there are also many phrasal verbs made with get. Phrasal verbs are normally made with a verb and a preposition. The tricky thing about phrasal verbs is that the meaning of the verb changes. This means we have to learn the meaning of each phrasal verb separately. There are hundreds of phrasal verbs in the English language. Learning them all can seem like an impossible task, but if you try to learn a few every week you’ll be surprised how quickly you can recognise them and use them in everyday situations. And remember – phrasal verbs are generally quite informal so we use them more in speaking than in writing.
This quiz has 12 questions, each containing a phrasal verb with the word ‘get’. If you need to check the meaning of any phrasal verbs or other words, use a good dictionary like the Cambridge Dictionary .