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Phrasal Verbs with 'get'

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Phrasal verbs are one of the most difficult things to learn in English, because changing the preposition can completely change the meaning of the verb, for example:

Get over: to recover from something
Get along: to be good friends with somebody.

Here's a little test to see how well you remember the meaning of these phrasal verbs that use ‘get’. Which phrasal verb belongs in each sentence? Good luck!

Today's lesson is by Caroline

Link: Phrasal Verb Fun – Intermediate to Upper Intermediate

Link: 10 Common Phrasal Verbs

  • 1. I ___ really well with my mother. We are really close.

  • 2. I can't believe I managed to ___ that exam! It was so difficult!

  • 3. I don't think I'll ever be able to ___ what he said to me. He was so cruel.

  • 4. I can't reach the phone, can you ___it?

  • 5. I think you'll be able to ___ with the food I left in the freezer, but if not I left you some money for shopping.

  • 6. I think I'm going to ___ breaking that cup. Mum thinks it was the cat!

  • 7. Ok we have a lot of work to cover, let's ___ business!

  • 8. I tried to call my Aunt in South Africa, but I couldn't ___ to her.


Phrasals with "get"

2 mistakes with "get to" and "get by". Sad

Phrasal verbs are Greek to me

I didn't get by with this exercise and decided to get down to Grammar. Wink
Thank you for the Lesson! Smile

explain 'get by" pl

It's always easy to use phrasal verb of 'get'
such as get over
get along
get through
get out
get on
get in
However i find it difficult to use 'get by'
I didn't get clear on this. Pl explain Chris

RE; Get by

So here is what "get by" means:

get by means to survive: "I can't get by on my salary. It's not enough. I need to find another job."
"You can't get by on eating junk food. You need to start eating fruit and vegetables."

Hope that helps.



I'm very clear Chris.I admire your sincerity and desire
to help the learners.It's really a luck to have such person
as my guide in ENGLISH learning

i made three mistakes

i made three mistakes it's so confusing to use these phrasal verbs such as get over,get down,get through,get by,get in. Pls chris can u give me some examples for how to use this phrasal verbs sandhy

RE: 'Get' Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal verbs can have more than one meaning. Here are some of the most common:

get over means 'to recover from something': "She is still sad. She can't get over the death of her dog."

get down to means 'to start working hard': "I need to get down to studying - I have an important exam next week."

get through means 'to contact' (often used for trying to contact someone on the phone): "I tried to call but I couldn't get through. There might be a problem with his phone."

get in means 'to arrive home': "What time did you get in last night? I didn't hear you arrive."



What does "Get Away With"

What does "Get Away With" mean? Confused

Get away with

Get away with: when we get away with something we don't get caught or punished for doing something wrong. e.g. "The bank robber got away with $1million. He was never caught by the police."
"When I was in school I broke a window but I got away with it. The teachers never found out it was me!"

Two mistakes

Two mistakes: get by & get away with...

Very good lesson!

Thanks a lot, Caroline!

phrasal verbs are the most

phrasal verbs are the most tricky things in English


The exercise is useful, thus your reply/comments are even well clarifed!

Thanks for that!

Thanks alot!

No mistakes, and I well understood it!

get with pharsel verb

sir it is nice


Chris,is it correct to say that i need to get down "to studying" or  is it correct to say "to study"?

Because you taught someday that we don't use "ing" after "to" 

Please clear me ,am i thinking right ??

RE: Get down to


Good question.

The correct phrase is "get down to studying" because "get down to" is a three-word phrasal verb.

You should avoid usig 'to' with '-ing' in sentences like, "I go to shopping" ('To' is used as a preposition and is not needed). This is not correct, you should say, "I go shopping." 


Chris M.


I've understood 

Thanx a lot ,Chris