When You Get Tired of "Get"
Most students struggle to understand the many meanings of "get". Like a politician, "get" changes its meaning depending on its relationship...
2) to the context of the sentence
However, there is a trick to remembering! It helps to break up these meanings into separate categories. I have provided some examples for you below.
get tired (when you become tired)
get tired of (when something becomes annoying for you)
I am getting tired of those people talking during the film! People should be silent in a cinema.
get divorced (to become a person who is divorced)
get angry/mad (to become angry/mad)
get fit (to become a person who is 'in shape', or healthy and strong)
This means that you make an effort to possess something.
You may work for it, or pay money for it.
get on (well) with (you have a positive relationship with someone)
I get on well with my colleague. We laugh at the same jokes, and sometimes we go to the pub after work.
get on / get off (to enter and exit public transportation)
get into / get out of (to enter and exit a car or a taxi)
get up (similar to 'wake up', but implies that you have left your bed)
Every morning, I wake up at 7, but I don't get up until 7:30.
[get + preposition + noun]
[get + preposition + article + noun]
get home * ("home" is special, and does not need a preposition)
This means that you did not make an effort to possess something.
***Remember that "get" in these cases should be conjugated according to tense.
I got to work at 8:00 yesterday morning.***
I hope that this helped you!
If you book a lesson with me, I would be happy to answer any questions you may have and revise this topic in more detail.