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For questions about the use of "get" and a past participle form: e.g. "get fired", "get broken".

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passive with “to get”

In spoken English (at least in America), passives are often formed with "to get" rather than "to be;" I would wager the majority of the time: he got hit by a car I get driven to work I've gotten ...
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Is “Let's get started” passive voice or not?

Is the idiomatic expression 'get started' (as in "Let's get started") a passive construction? Or is 'started' here an adjective? EDIT As John Lawler has suggested in his answer, let's not get ...
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Grammar of “married” in “getting married”

What is the grammar of the word married in this sentence? They are getting married in April.
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What is the difference between had and got?

Are there any significant differences in uses or meanings between these two words? Between the two example sentences below, does one sentence have a slightly different meaning compared to the other, ...
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get+verb(passive) vs verb

I can't tell what the difference is between the following two sentences: I need to get that figured out. I need to figure that out. I heard the first sentence from my friend and he is a native ...
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“got engaged” vs. “became engaged”

On the one hand, During the course of the summer, Esther got engaged. sounds weak and informal. On the other hand, During the course of the summer, Esther became engaged. sounds weird, ...
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“If he gets killed” - does the “get” here represents the passive? [duplicate]

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 ...
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“got accepted” or “was accepted”?

Well, a letter that I wrote to a school included a sentence like this: I got accepted with a full scholarship... Then, a friend of mine from America changed it to: I was accepted with a full ...
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In “get married,” etc., is “married” a verb or an adjective?

I am not sure how to explain these phrases to a nonspeaker of English. Have all these examples the same form? Get (v) married (v past participle) or it is Get(v) married (adj) ? Get (v) engaged (v ...
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How many ways can we make inform passive? [closed]

Is this sentence correct? "The results weren't informed us."
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Passive Voice to active voice conversion doubt

Can anyone convert this passive voice to active voice, please. For my understanding. (I'm really confused with passive and active voice) First of all, throughout history education has been reserved ...
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Meaning of the statement “I got my”

Does anybody know the difference between these two statements? My hands got stuck in the drain. I got my hands stuck in the drain.
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Present participle

Is possible to say "bored" in present participle? How I understand it is past participle. I want to say "I am seeing, how she is feeling bored at the lesson now." and I want to use present continuous....
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still *“getting published”, “being published”, or just “published”? [closed]

Which is correct and why? a) The New York Times is a daily American newspaper founded on September 18, 1851, and is still getting published in New York City. b) The New York Times is a daily ...
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Questions about “get” and “be”

Is it good English to write the following passive sentences, considering that it should describe what a system is doing in general (but maybe not necessarily at the moment)? I am interested in the ...
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“When did you born?” or “When were you born?” [closed]

Should I say "When did you born?" or "When were you born?"?