9 Essential Phrasal Verbs with GET
Love them or hate them, English is full of those lovely phrasal verbs. Learning some of the more common ones should help you understand more clearly what people are talking about!
- To get across
I find it difficult to communicate my ideas in English.
Say: “I find it difficult to get my ideas across in English”.
- To get on
Immigrants to the USA did everything they could to succeed.
Say: “Immigrants to the USA did everything they could to get on”.
- To get away
I’m hoping to go on holiday for a week when this project is over.
Say: “I’m hoping to get away for a week when this project is over.
- To get away with something
My brother is always late for work, but somehow he is never punished.
Say: “My brother is always late for work, but somehow he gets away with it”.
- To get back (1)
They returned from Thailand last night.
Say: “They got back from Thailand last night.
- To get back (2)
I’ve finally had my money returned for that cancelled trip to Las Vegas
Say: “I’ve finally got my money back for that cancelled trip to Las Vegas”
- To get the ball rolling
We are all here so let’s start the meeting.
Say: “We are all here so let’s get the ball rolling”.
- To get by
When we were students we found it difficult to manage on our student loans
Say: “When we were students we found it difficult to get by on our students loans”.
- To get over
We have just recovered from the last crisis and now….
We have just got over the last crisis and now…
Be brave ….give them a go and ‘get ahead’…Oops there is another one!
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