‘Get’ + n. = ‘receive’

I got a present for my birthday
Tomorrow I will get the chance to meet her

‘Get’ + adj. = ‘become’, ‘make’ (**spoken English**)

If you don’t put on your jacket, you will get
sick.
He got rich because he worked hard.

Exercises

1. Use ‘get + n.’ in these sentences (remember the correct tense).

(i) Last Friday I _____ some bad news: my contract will not be renewed.
(ii) The new player ______ a warm welcome from the fans.
(iii) If you don’t shut up you ______ a punch in the face.

2. Change these sentences into the ‘get + adj.’ model:
(i) He became angry when he saw the book had been ripped/
(ii) The kitchen became dirtier and dirtier as the year passed.
(iii) Last Saturday night he became quite drunk after drinking a bottle of wine.

3. Change these sentences out of the ‘get + adj.’ model:
(i) She got embarrassed when he said he liked her.
(ii) I did so much walking my shoes got worn out.
(iii) The weather got worse and worse as the holiday continued.