Word of the Day: to Get By

When you get by, you are able to do something even if it’s difficult or you have few resources. Get by is often used to talk about limited finances: “It’s hard to get by when there’s not a lot of money coming in.” “The local people get by selling home-made food to tourists.” Get by […]

Expression: to get the green light; Passive Voice

Sometimes you say things like, “My bike was stolen,” or, “The boy was given a gift.” But who stole my bike? Who gave the boy a gift? You aren’t sure. That’s why you use the passive voice, which emphasizes the person or thing an action was done to, not the one who did the action. […]

Prepositions, Get this Show on the Road (expression)

Prepositions are words that locate something in time and space. They tell us where something is in relation to the things around it. Here are some examples: “The bird is singing in the tree.” “She walked through the door at 6:00.” “I climbed over the wall.” “We are sitting between our brothers.” When Gary says, […]

How to use GET part 2

In this second video you will see that “get” can be used to replace the verbs “receive” “buy” and “arrive”.

How to Use GET – Part One

The first part in a series of videos on how to use “get”. This small but very important verb is used in so many different ways that it can be confusing for learners of English. However, to speak fluently you must be able to use “get”. It doesn’t sound natural if you only use Latinate […]