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Confusing Words: Get (#5), by Dennis Oliver

 
Confusing Words:
Get (#5)
 

The very common word get can mean "receive,"
"become," "understand" (in casual conversation),
and "answer" or "respond to" a ringing phone or
to someone who's at the door. Another common
meaning is buy.

Examples:

I got my new shoes at Charlie's Custom Footwear.

Where did you get that dress?

Will you stop at the store and get some milk?

I'll get lunch this time. You can pay the next time.

I'm almost out of gas, but I can get some
on my way home.

If I give you the money, can you get a box of
computer disks for me?

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