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I know that the "get" word has so many meanings and I try to figure out what function it has in the sentence:

"If he gets killed"

I know "get" can be used to create a passive (so without, would it be "if he is killed"?) Or is it the change of state/condition?

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    'Passive' in grammar doesn't imply a necessarily peaceful transition / state. This is the get-passive, as in 'When we get married ...'. – Edwin Ashworth Jul 24 '15 at 10:55
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In this case it is a way of forming a passive. A nice overview of using get to form passives is here.

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