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  • Hi again. Welcome to engvid.com. I'm Adam. Today's lesson is about phrasal verbs using

  • the verb: "get". Now, before I dive into this lesson, I just want to explain a few things.

  • I've gotten many comments on engvid.com, and many people tell me that phrasal verbs are

  • very difficult. And I understand that, I appreciate that, but I want you to start thinking of

  • phrasal verbs as vocabulary; it's just extra words you have to study. It's not fun, I understand

  • that, but it's not that difficult either. You just have to remember and use, and practice,

  • practice, practice like any other vocabulary you're learning.

  • So today's verb is: "get". Let's look at some of these prepositions we have. "Get up", "Get

  • down", "Get away", "Get over", "Get off", "Get on", "Get in", "Get through", "Get between",

  • "Get along" or "Get along with". So we're going to go one by one. I'll explain basically

  • what they mean. Sometimes they have more than one; sometimes two, sometimes three different

  • meanings. And if necessary, I'll give examples. Oh, sorry about that.

  • Okay, let's start with: "Get up". "Get up", two general meanings you're going to need

  • to know. One is get up; if you're sitting down, if you're lying down and someone says:

  • "Get up", it means: stand up, stand. Get off the floor, get off the chair, whatever. "Get

  • up" also means to get dressed in a certain way. If you're going to a club, you want to

  • get up all fancy and put a nice dress or a nice suit for the guys. If it's Halloween,

  • you're going to get up in a nice costume. We can also use "getup" as a noun. "Getup"

  • means what you're wearing. "Nice getup" means: "I like your clothes.", "Nice suit.", "Nice

  • costume.", "Nice" whatever it is you're wearing. "Get down", opposite of "Get up". If you're

  • standing, "get down" or "sit down", for example, so get down. If... If a baseball is flying

  • your way: "Get down!" Duck, get underneath it. "Get down" in a slang way means like get

  • down, like enjoy the music, enjoy the party. You know, like get down, dance, do whatever

  • gets you down. We'll get to "Get off" in a second. You'll understand.

  • "Get away". "Get away" means leave. But in a more colloquial way - "colloquial" means

  • like everyday street English, not necessarily slang but common English - "Get away" means

  • go on vacation. And when you go on vacation, you choose a nice getaway. A getaway is a

  • vacation, like a planned vacation or a nice vacation destination, the place you're going

  • to. So Hawaii is a great getaway in winter in Canada because it's cold; Hawaii: beautiful.

  • "Get over". One, there's a... one meaning: get over something physical like there's a

  • wall and you need to get to the other side, so you get over the wall. Okay? But that wall

  • could also be a problem or an obstacle; it doesn't have to be a physical thing. Right?

  • So you have a problem, get over it, move on, as they say. So you and your girlfriend had

  • a fight, okay, get over it, move on. Continue on like nothing happened. Make up, kiss, whatever

  • you do. Next day everything's good; get over it. Okay? That's the most common meanings

  • of: "Get over". "Get off", a few meanings. You're sitting

  • on a chair or... Or you're sitting on the table - excuse me - in my classroom, we don't

  • allow that. "Get off the table" means get off the table, remove yourself from the table.

  • "Get off" in terms of criminals. So let's say somebody killed 200 people, a mass murderer

  • and he is sent to jail for one month. Okay? So he got off very lightly. So "Get off" means

  • avoid punishment. Okay? Even though he got one month in jail, for what he did that's

  • almost no punishment, so he got off very lightly. "Get off" in slang means to get really excited

  • by something. It could be sexual if you get off, you know, whatever you do... your boyfriend/girlfriend,

  • whatever you do to each other to get each other off, go for it - it's all good. But

  • sometimes it could be anything, anything that gets you excited. Okay? So some people get

  • off on Jazz music, they listen to Jazz and they... They really start to get down. You

  • know? They really enjoy themselves, they get off, it's almost like being high like on a

  • drug. Okay? That's the slang. "Get on". "Get on" is very basic, it means

  • get on, on something, on top of something. Usually, we use it for like a train: "Get

  • on the train.", "Get on the bus.", "Get on the ship." But we get in a car, we get in

  • a boat. So anything that is like a container or that is closed, we usually say: "Get in".

  • Anything that is big and has a big floor you can walk on like a train or a plane or a ship,

  • you would "Get on". Okay? "Get in", all right, we'll leave that actually

  • for now. "Get in". "Get through" means finish or complete all

  • the things that need to be completed. So for example: I'm a teacher, I give you this much

  • homework. When you get through this homework, I will give you more because practice makes

  • perfect. I want you to be good English speakers. Yes? So when you get through this assignment,

  • I'll give you another. Okay. "Get between". "Get between" usually means

  • like physically you put yourself between two things, so get between the door and the wall

  • if that's... If that's what you do. But "Get between" can also be more like an idea. So

  • don't... If you're married, for example, don't let your mother-in-law get between you and

  • your wife or you and your husband. Never a good idea. Okay? So "Get between" means create

  • a problem between two people or two things or whatever the situation.

  • Now, we also have: "Get along". "Get along" by itself and "Get along with" mean the same

  • thing. It means to be friendly with or to cooperate with. Okay? So if I get along with

  • all my friends, it means that we... when we are together, we have fun, we enjoy each other;

  • nobody argues. And me and my friends get along. So depends where it is in a sentence, you

  • can use: "Get along" or "Get along with". Okay? Another one, sometimes you can use:

  • "Get on with". This is a bit more of a British meaning. "Get on with" and "Get along with"

  • mean the same thing. "Get along with" is more American, "Get on with" is more British English,

  • but they mean the same thing. Now, another expression, one last one.

  • If somebody wants you to get on board, sometimes they'll say: "Come on board", but: "Get on

  • board" means they want you to join, they want you to agree with what's going on and be part

  • of the team. So for example: if a president of some country wants other countries to support

  • him, he wants them to get on board with his plan. Will it happen? Did it happen? Who knows?

  • But that's what it means. Okay so, let me get... Actually go back to:

  • "Get in". Another way we can use "Get in"... So we said we can get in to a car, we can

  • get in to a boat, means enter a contained thing. We can also use "Get in with", this

  • is a bit more of a slang. You get in with a crowd, get in with a group. Okay? So for

  • example: if I get in with the popular kids at the school then I mean I am part of that

  • group. Okay? So it's a little bit more of a slang. Oh, sorry. "Get in with". Okay, now

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