When different English words combine together, they might have different meanings. When a preposition is followed after a verb, they form a phrasal verb. If different prepositions are added to the same verb, they can have totally different meanings.
Let’s learn the following ‘get’ phrasal verb and see whether you know all of them!
1. Get across
To make someone understand or believe something
It was a challenge to get my idea across to the CEO, but I succeeded in the end.
2. Get ahead
To be successful in a job
You’ve got to take risks if you want to get ahead.
3. Get around
To find a way of dealing with or avoiding a problem
The committee is looking for ways to get around the funding problem.
4. Get away
To leave or escape from a person or a place
Wouldn’t it be nice to get away for a weekend?
5. Get away from
To get further from a place, often because you want to take a rest
We walked to the next beach to get away from the crowd.
6. Get by
Having just enough of something you need to sustain a living
How can we get by on so little money?
7. Get down to
To start directing your effort and attention towards something
After about 5 minutes of small talk, we all got down to business.
8. Get into
To become interested in an activity
She’s been getting into yoga recently.
In order to know how to use these examples, jot down the above phrasal verbs and their meanings!