English Vocabulary

to avoid "get"

what do you know about this subject? "get" is one of the most common words. English people are said to avoid it in formal writing.


  • ... another idea is to keep learning more and more vocabulary, read a lot....
    That's what I am trying to do.
  • Hi Gwendo
    Maybe you should buy....
    "Practical English usage" by Michael Swan
    Oxford University Press

    It's a great book which explains a great deal of those tricky things of the English language.
    Concerning "get", they say "it's sometimes avoided in a very formal style, but it is correct and natural in most kinds of speech and writing." ... and then there are 2 pages about its use.
  • ... It's true ! actually I would like to use it more often, but, I'm not good enough to use phrasal verbs with this particule.
  • Thanks for your helpful tibs. Get still fun out of learning and reading English!

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