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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
What is the basic meaning of the verb get?

Which answer is NOT a correct definition of get?

What does get mean in this question: Can you get the door?

What does get mean in this sentence? Mr. E's hair is too long; he needs to get a haircut.

What does get mean in this question? Could you get some money to pay for the pizza?

What does get mean in the following question? Did we get any email today?


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201 Comments on “The Top 3 English words you need to know – GET”


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Yes, I get it!

Thursday, March 15th 2012

    Hello, I am Majok Kuer, from South Sudan, I personally appreciate your high excellency for your kindly help which I receive recently from this Website,I wish you good luck to do more!
    When I first start to tour this honest website, I discover that my English is very poor but I need to improved but right this moment I thank God I am doing better then before so I request more help

    Saturday, March 17th 2012

    that’s really helpfull…

    Tuesday, March 27th 2012

    i think that you teach too fast..

    Saturday, April 7th 2012

      Yes,very fast!A bit slowly will be better!

      Saturday, May 26th 2012

        I do agree with you, Alex.:)

        Monday, May 27th 2013

      Man, sorry for saying that. But if you his classes are for intermediate level students. If you didn’t GET the point so it’d be good for you to train your listening skill a lil bit more.

      Wednesday, December 3rd 2014

    I like it.

    Thursday, December 6th 2012

I’ve got the point!

Thursday, March 15th 2012

Hi,I am from Azerbaijan.Thank you Engvid,thank you all teachers for all lessons,I really enjoy learning in this site..

Thursday, March 15th 2012

Thanks for your active teaching . I get it completely.

Thursday, March 15th 2012

WOW YOR AWSOME

Thursday, March 15th 2012

YOUR LIKE THE SMARTEST MAN IN THE WORLD PS YOUR NOT MY TEACHER BUT YOUR THE BEST YO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 15th 2012

hahaha “importat” xD

Thursday, March 15th 2012

ga rit (got it)
I don’t know from where Americans brought this R when they say got it LOL hahaha

Thursday, March 15th 2012

see u soon James.

Thursday, March 15th 2012

I got it! Thks

Thursday, March 15th 2012

Thanks.

Thursday, March 15th 2012

The first of all I would like to say thank you to http://WWW.engvid.com for make a good website for learn English to everyone as interested studying English past your website, Thank you again….^_^ and I would like to say thank you very much all of teacher, by the way as teacher James & Rebecca I like you both so much, when you teach the lesson make me “Get it” well.

Thank you again and wish you successfully in your life

Have a nice day…….^_^

Thursday, March 15th 2012

Hello James,
I started to watch your videos along other Tutors like Rebecca, Emma, Alex and Ronnie… I enjoy and have fun listing the videos while I am improving my written and communication skills. Thank you! I got it!

Friday, March 16th 2012

Thanks

Friday, March 16th 2012

very good lesson. i got it

Friday, March 16th 2012

Oh, I’ve just got a interesting lesson.
Thanks.

Friday, March 16th 2012

I get it..thanks James..

Friday, March 16th 2012

Thank you,I see all.

Friday, March 16th 2012

To my mind James speaks quite too fast but overall the lesson was very helpful.
Thanks a lot!

Friday, March 16th 2012

hi Im from Azerbaijan.it was realy very useful topic.

Friday, March 16th 2012

thank you for everything…
I’m waiting for the more

Friday, March 16th 2012

good and clear explanation.

Friday, March 16th 2012

Hi…can you help me..
How can I send a question to a teacher …thanks

Friday, March 16th 2012

Thanks ! It helped me a lot !

Friday, March 16th 2012

Sir James I must say that you are really a wonderful teacher i really like the way of your teaching it’s really good and it always make all the lesson easy to understand .. and i love this site and all teachers are very good too :)

Friday, March 16th 2012

it’s really helpful video about GET. thanks teacher :)

Friday, March 16th 2012

Thanks a lot!!!!!! I’ve got it ))

Friday, March 16th 2012

Yes, I’v got it

Friday, March 16th 2012

I’v got it!
ThanKu

Saturday, March 17th 2012

Thank you James for your explanations,
but…Can you speak SLOWLY?

Saturday, March 17th 2012

getting better on ‘get’

Saturday, March 17th 2012

Thanks

Saturday, March 17th 2012

so great explanation…

Saturday, March 17th 2012

i get it its soo easy thanks t.james

Saturday, March 17th 2012

thank you, i got it

Saturday, March 17th 2012

I got the lesson :))

Saturday, March 17th 2012

It was good thanks

Saturday, March 17th 2012

Guys, this is english lesson and basicaly the video sound should be good (to understand all what you trying to explane us) But there is a lot of noise suround and this is very hard to understand all. Can you please improve the audio tech stuff… pleaseeeeee

Saturday, March 17th 2012

I’ve got it

Saturday, March 17th 2012

I don’t get it. How can people answer(get) the door?
The door can ask a question or some thing?

Saturday, March 17th 2012

cool!

Saturday, March 17th 2012

to get Iam sorry but the teacher is too fast and too excited, I can’t understand his explanations.at the difference with the teacher for the present perfect

Sunday, March 18th 2012

Need to repeat the video. Just scored 4 out of 6. I didn’t get that much. Nice to see you again, Mr. James.

Sunday, March 18th 2012

ThANKS MR JAMES. nice lesson your lesson is a part of meaning the verb ” get”. I hope to know more about ” get”. Thanks james so much

Sunday, March 18th 2012

Oh, I congratulate to myself in getteing all this info from you Mr. James, it is happy for me to know you…

Sunday, March 18th 2012

Thanks. Really helpful!

Sunday, March 18th 2012

Thanks Mr.James.I got it,which is a nice lesson.

Sunday, March 18th 2012

hi MR JAMES i have a problem with my spelling can you help please please please

Sunday, March 18th 2012

thanks nice lesson

Monday, March 19th 2012

Thanks for your lesson. Really get it.

Monday, March 19th 2012

hi James, didn’t get all meanings ??? what should i do ???

Monday, March 19th 2012

perfect! thanks….:)

Monday, March 19th 2012

HI James
you said ” Did we get any email today ?”
this question sounds in the past tense why you didn’t use “got” ?? thnxxxxxxxxx

Monday, March 19th 2012

    Hello there,
    Muhammad25jan this is a simple past tense question and therefore as the rules say: negative and question forms are made using auxiliary verb “did” and simple form of main verb. That is why we use get instead of got. Hope that clarifies your question. Cheers

    Monday, March 19th 2012

Other meanings:
get=obtain
get=buy
get=understand
get=fetch
get an illness=Contract a disease
get=score
get

Monday, March 19th 2012

Hi James-san
I’m sometime confused about the use of “get” causative verb

For example
I got the door to shut properly.
I had the door shut properly.
Both are OK or not?

I got Boss to check this document.
When asking superior person, can I use this expression?
Br,
Yutoshi

Monday, March 19th 2012

wow I picked up how to teach sth effectively.

Monday, March 19th 2012

I got it ;) tnkx

Tuesday, March 20th 2012

this guys is good

Wednesday, March 21st 2012

5 of 6. Great Job Mr. James

Wednesday, March 21st 2012

Thanks James,

What are happening with your mic the sound is not so good. I think there is much echo sound. Anyway the class is good as always.
Thanks again,

Wednesday, March 21st 2012

    We had a problem with the sound in this video and a couple others, unfortunately. Sorry.

    Friday, March 23rd 2012

I’m really happy to rely on an excellent material like this one, I hope you will keep helping us to understand English language for more years !!!

Wednesday, March 21st 2012

you have a nice way of teaching.i applause you. please do some more

Wednesday, March 21st 2012

James! Hi AMA from kazakhstan and I have studied English ! Thx for ur teaching !!! Really appreciate !!! Ya best!!!)))

Wednesday, March 21st 2012

Thanks so much mr James, you are great.

Thursday, March 22nd 2012

Thanks James ,
I found you on the youtube.How to write an effective essay video is so benefit.By the way Hi from Turkey =))) Thank you again

Thursday, March 22nd 2012

oh deer at the bigning i cant get u fast but now it is realy good helpful thanks

Friday, March 23rd 2012

Thanks ! It helped me a lot !

Friday, March 23rd 2012

Hey James! Well it’s quite useful site I have ever seen. And especially the way you teach is damnly ammmazing hehe!! hope you get meh ;)

Saturday, March 24th 2012

you are agood explaner

Saturday, March 24th 2012

Hi i think he use the funy way in teaching .

Sunday, March 25th 2012

wow!!!!!!!1 i really understood clearly….

Sunday, March 25th 2012

Thx, a nice and smart explanation

Sunday, March 25th 2012

The Honorable Administrator,
I’d like to inform You that the quiz is so different from what Mr.James has explained. On the video, the explanation is about five kinds of the use of “Have” that are to express action, possession, necessity, modals-past(e.g. should’ve&could’ve), and perfect. Mr. James didn’t explain about “Get” at all. However, the quiz (and the title) is about the meanings of “Get” such as receive, answer, cause/become, and to go and bring back for use.
Both video and quiz should’ve had the correlation each other like most videos.
I really like this website. That’s why I write this all. I do apologize for this comment.
Regards,
Rifai.

Sunday, March 25th 2012

thank u james u are neci teacher.

Sunday, March 25th 2012

too fast … I must repeat :(

Sunday, March 25th 2012

It is nice to get that information from EngVid

Monday, March 26th 2012

yup…i get it…..thank you soooooooo much……

Monday, March 26th 2012

get (+ object) = receive

It’s useful tip, thanks James!

Monday, March 26th 2012

This lesson is so useful. Many people do struggle with this verb and its variants.

Monday, March 26th 2012

Thanks James “Can you get the door?” What does it mean?

Tuesday, March 27th 2012

    it means: “can you open the door?”

    Tuesday, March 27th 2012

That’s the difficult part “Can you get the door?” For me it means that you go to the door and open it, someone outside the door come in so you can receive the person outside the door meanwhile you answer to the command to go toward the door. I hope I get it the meaning, tell me if It’s right

Wednesday, March 28th 2012

James is my favorite, I got everything ;)

Wednesday, March 28th 2012

Good Day Mr.James,
First of all I would like to say thank you.It was very clear to understand all the points and I liked your teaching skill.So I have a favor for you which is like full English lesson for all levels teaching by you.For instance, on this site it’s hard to know and find what lesson comes next,so it would be nice if it’s well organized and easy to use.Thank you!

Thursday, March 29th 2012

From Spain, I am your new pupil. you are fantastic. you do it really good.
congratulation!!

Thursday, March 29th 2012

Thank you so much ! really i got the deffinition of
” get”

Thursday, March 29th 2012

Hi, please improve your video tech because the sound is not very good.

Thanks alot

Thursday, March 29th 2012

exactly the sound quality was not very good..i couldn’t understand..But lesson was very helpful

Thursday, March 29th 2012

cool
but i don’t ting it’s so good

Friday, March 30th 2012

Thank you so much for your exellent explanation.

Friday, March 30th 2012

thank you very much for this lessson!!!!

Saturday, March 31st 2012

thank you James…

Sunday, April 1st 2012

yes get i it :)

Monday, April 2nd 2012

thank so much, i get it more

Thursday, April 5th 2012

Thank you Sir, We got it!

Saturday, April 7th 2012

It’s great topic. Thanks so much

Saturday, April 7th 2012

My English language skills are getting better with lessons like this!

Saturday, April 7th 2012

thank you so much, very helpful

Sunday, April 8th 2012

That’s quite difficult – all theese roots and stuff. I get it lil bit more but my brains have been beaten off~

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

I felt that this lesson is too difficult but I could answer the quiz correctly

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

Thanks Mr.James.

Thursday, April 12th 2012

thankx sir , its little complicated, but i did it. i am 6 out of 6 . thanx sir again

Thursday, April 12th 2012

thanks, but you teach fastly,I don’t understand what do you say, please speak slowly.

Thursday, April 12th 2012

That is great effort,many many thaaaaaanks

Thursday, April 12th 2012

thank you, it’s useful for me.

Friday, April 13th 2012

Thanks a lot sir James,

The lesson was very good. But the people viewing these videos, don’t already master in it… so it is very hard to get you especially in the speed you teach… Please try to speak slow, clear and with minimum jokes so that we can understand it better and get maximum out of it..

Monday, April 16th 2012

Mr. James i love your lessons.. i love you

Monday, April 16th 2012

woooow
u r Miracle.

Tuesday, April 17th 2012

James, I love the way you teach!!! From Chile

Tuesday, April 17th 2012

Thanks!

Tuesday, April 24th 2012

Can you speak slowly please? i’m still learning…

Thursday, April 26th 2012

this leasson is really interesting and useful! thy a lot! now,I am going to learn two other the most important words in english!

Monday, May 7th 2012

Ahum Thank You very much Sir…
i like your teaching style. i am very weak in English but i easily understand you :P and what you teach :PP thank you again. first time i feel very confidence to write & say what i feeeeeeeeeel after watching your video.

Tuesday, May 8th 2012

SLOW DOWN, MAN! WE ARE NOT NATIVE SPEAKERS :D WE STILL LEARNING

Sunday, May 13th 2012

I agree with ‘slimbob’
In engvid teachers Mr. James and Mr. Jon both r fast but the teaching method of others is understandable to all such as ‘Beginner’ / ‘Intermediate’ or Advanced

I scored 6 out of 6

but pls slow down again

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

thank you james

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

thanks sir!

Saturday, May 26th 2012

I scored 6 out of 6

Saturday, May 26th 2012

2/6 I need to study more :(

Sunday, May 27th 2012

dear teacher what does “got to leave me” or “got to love you” or “you got to read a book” are these reducing or slang English. what are the full of these sentences?

Wednesday, May 30th 2012

Nice ! one

Tuesday, June 5th 2012

thanks !! i get it!!=)

Sunday, June 24th 2012

Excellent teacher, keep the pace!

Saturday, July 7th 2012

thanks for lesson

Friday, August 3rd 2012

I think we need more lessons to understand well the meaning of “get”. for now, thanks james.

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

Fantastic

Sunday, September 2nd 2012

JAMES YOU ARE WONDERFUL MAN ! WHEN I SEE YOUR LESSONS I GET A REALLY GOOD MOOD ! THANK YOU FOR THAT VERY MUCH !

Sunday, September 9th 2012

thanks
I get it!

Monday, September 10th 2012

Oh. I need to do it again. I get a BIG wrong with “answer”. Thanks teacher.

Sunday, September 30th 2012

Hi James. It seems to me that you speak too fast to understand you for not native Americans. I got you only partially.)) Could you slow down a liitle bit?

Saturday, October 13th 2012

I think that you teach fast , a little slowly will be better . fortunately i get 100% in the quiz . Thanks a lot at all :) .

Monday, October 22nd 2012

i’ll be crazy, he is to fast, i saw this video 4 times to understand it all. but he is great! i love uuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

Wednesday, November 7th 2012

“Get” was more difficult for me than “have”. Is there more topics ?

Saturday, November 10th 2012

10/10 This is easy!!!!

Thursday, November 22nd 2012

I got 6 out of 6. Thank you so much!!

Tuesday, December 18th 2012

Thank you Teacher James. Very useful lesson, I’ve got 100%

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013

I’ve got it

Saturday, January 5th 2013

Nice way of teaching!

Sunday, January 6th 2013

very nice.. I got it.. thank you so much..

Sunday, January 6th 2013

i finallyyyyy got it! thanks

Friday, January 11th 2013

thnks a lot

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Hello, thanks engVid group
Will you please answer to my questions?
i am new joiner..

Thursday, January 17th 2013

    Welcome to engVid, ghazal! What can we help you with?

    Friday, January 18th 2013

A little confused… but I think I got it: 85%

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

I got it!!! Thank you very much…

Sunday, January 27th 2013

What does “get right” mean?

Sunday, February 17th 2013

Thank you for the the lesson

Sunday, February 24th 2013

i am anew joiner thanks for gooood lessons help me to study english

Saturday, April 13th 2013

think you james

Thursday, May 2nd 2013

Yeahhhh I got 100 % . Thanks.

Wednesday, June 12th 2013

Dear James:

Once again, I am pleased to contact you, as I am to have watched this lesson. Meanwhile, I have a question, and I hope you will be able to answer it to me.

I would have rather understood your sentence “Mr. E needs to get a haircut” as “Mr. E needs to receive a haircut”. In order for “get” to mean “to cause / become”, I would have said “Mr. E needs to get his hair cut”, which might sound a little uncommon. Of course, I know I might be wrong, but that being the case, I would like to be advised of my mistake immediately.

Thank you very much for your valuable video. Please get back to me with as answer as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

Ernesto Simon

Sunday, June 16th 2013

Nice lecture thanks James!

Tuesday, July 16th 2013

Thank you so much mr James ,but i want to say you are talk very fast than other teachers or maybe i think that

Monday, July 22nd 2013

sorry mr james i said my opinion in first vedio for you but after that i watch 3 vedio and i am adapted now.
thank u so much you are very goood teacher and so cool Good bless you

Monday, July 22nd 2013

Thanks!

Wednesday, July 24th 2013

Thank u so much

Monday, September 30th 2013

Hello thanks engvid group
i’m new pupil i want to help me to learn english thanks all teachars

Monday, September 30th 2013

Thank you, James!

Monday, October 14th 2013

Thank you sir,and I got 83% in this lesson. once again thank you sir

Sunday, December 8th 2013

Thanks a lot, Mr James! Good lesson!!!!

Thursday, December 12th 2013

5/6. got it

Wednesday, January 29th 2014

Thanks James for good lesson on word GET. i am really surprised after I heard we have over 30 meanings for GET word. Knowingly or unknowingly we use GET word in many sentences, but after watching this video I gain knowledge of where to use and how to use it.

Saturday, February 1st 2014

the best teacher ever!

Thursday, March 13th 2014

Thanks 83%

Thursday, March 20th 2014

Thank you.

Friday, May 9th 2014

Wow I didn’t know it had so many meaning and I’ve been talking English since I was 4 years old I guess I need to watch more of your videos and get informed by the way I like your sense of humor the ability to teach .

Monday, June 2nd 2014

Thank you!

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014

yeah!! i got it, and i love the sentence that decribe Mr.E’s hair
i have never seem hair of Mr.E before..ok just for fun Tc James my respect

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014

Thanks, I almost got it

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014

100 YES i got it

Saturday, October 11th 2014

83 not bad)

Friday, October 17th 2014

Not bad for the first time 100 I got it!!

Thanks James :-)

Thursday, October 23rd 2014

Thanks, It’s great, It’s clear

Sunday, October 26th 2014

thanks you very much.it is very helpful. but, it seems to me a bit faster than other vedios.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

100 out of 100. so, i have got it well.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

love you James.., it’s fun to learn English in a very easy way.. Thanks engvid…

Friday, November 28th 2014

Very helpful!

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014

thank you so much Mr. E and James for all the nice lessons you made for us :) I love both of you, i really enjoy your classes, your way to teach, your explanations…I’m very grateful for all you’re giving to us :) Lots of love!!!! I’d like to have the worm…he’s so cute…if you were thinking of visiting Switzerland…please keep in touch with me :) :) :)

Saturday, January 24th 2015

thank you James

Monday, January 26th 2015

I have got 6 correct out of 6. :D wow

Monday, February 9th 2015

hi teacher i liked your class , thank you by your explanation.

Wednesday, February 18th 2015

Nice lesson! Tks

Friday, April 3rd 2015

Hello James. Thanks a lot for this lesson. John. 25.15.1015

Sunday, May 24th 2015

I can get knowledge from your lesson. Thanks

Friday, July 3rd 2015

I got 6 correct ???????????????? thanks teacher james can i get another test about this lesson????

Tuesday, December 1st 2015

Thanks James

Wednesday, December 16th 2015

6/6 ! Thank you very much.

Thursday, January 21st 2016

Thank you for the lesson.

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Thank you for these lessons. It’s really helping me on my goal to learn English grammar. I hope one day I will be able to write some long essays without doubting myself and double checking each word I write.

Tuesday, April 26th 2016

thank you so mutch

Wednesday, April 27th 2016

thank you James!

Sunday, June 26th 2016

Thanks dude. I finally got the “get” meaning… jajaja

Wednesday, August 10th 2016
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