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12 / 05 / 2006

GET 5 (RECYCLED): meaning and examples

Good morning! Today is the fifth and final Daily Vitamin dedicated to the incredibly versatile English verb get. There are dozens of phrasal verbs that are formed with get. Some have meanings that correspond quite closely to their parts (for example get away means to escape), but others must be memorised; for example get at can mean to discover the true facts about something or to try to suggest something without saying it directly. Consider the following examples. Example 1: The prisoner tried to get away, but the guard was able to stop him. Example 2: There is an attempt to keep the press from getting at the truth about Letizia's past. Example 3: What are you getting at? Why don't you just say what you mean directly. There is no secret to learning phrasal verbs, but it's necessary to clarify their meanings and organise them in your head. Keeping phrasal-verbs lists is one option that helps many learners. If you have any questions about these phrasal verbs with get, please post them in the Daily Vitamin Plus! forum section on our website. If you have any questions about how to use the Daily Vitamin Plus! section or would like to receive a Daily Vitamin Plus! manual, please don't hesitate to contact us. I hope you have a good day and an excellent weekend!