August 28, 2019
5 DRIVING Phrasal Verbs in English
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Yeah, yeah, another phrasal verb post, just for you!! And remember, leave a comment! It can be “go girl” or “thanks”, or a question. Jokes aside guys, just let me know if you liked the post or if you have any questions, ok? Muchas gracias!! 😀
Today’s phrasal verb is……… Get Over!!!
I really like this song (this gif is from a song called “Gonna get over you”) And in this song, you can find this phrasal verb. I also love this phrasal verb because it is a very popular one and once you understand how to use it, it is a piece of cake (very easy)! You can use if for a few situations. I will show you the most important ones, as well as audio!! Yes, You are probably very tired of my voice at this point. But keep it up and listen to it, you need to improve pronunciation and I want to help you with that too!
You can use get over to say “recover” from a disease or problem. Let’s see some examples.
Example 01: It took me months to get over my accident, but I’m finally feeling like myself again.
In this case I’m saying that it took me some time to “recover from my accident”, but I’m feeling “normal, good, again.
Example 02: It is a cold you will get over it soon. Drink lots of tea.
In this case I’m telling someone that they only have a cold and that he will recover, feel better soon (fast).
Example 01: I can’t believe you haven’t gotten over John yet. It’s been a year. Wake up Sarah!
In this case I can’t believe Sarah has not forgotten John yet. She still feels (probably) sad or even has feelings for him. I’m telling her to “wake up” because It’s been a year already. Some people really need more time to forget, I guess. How about you?
Example 02: Boys get over girls really fast!
Is it true? What do you think? In this case I’m saying that boys “forget” girls more quickly.
Example 03: You need to get over the divorce Andrew. Life goes on!
In this case I’m telling Andrew he needs to “forget about the divorce”, to overcome the divorce so that he can feel happy again, after all, life must go on (continue)
Example 01: We need to get over the homework if we want to play video games!
Here I’m saying that they need to finish the homework in order to have fun (play video games)
Example 02: Let’s get this painting over with. Two more walls and we are done!
In this case, I’m saying we need to finish painting and that we only have to paint two more walls.
Example 01: the kids got over the fence and ran to the river.
In this example, I’m saying that the kids crossed the fence and then ran to the river.
Example 02: Mark, get over here and hold this for me, please.
Here I’m telling Mark to “come here” (go there) and hold something for me.
Example 01: The manager tried to get the rules over to the workers as clearly as he could.
In this case, I’m saying that the manager tried to communicate, to inform the rules to the workers and clearly as possible.
Example 02: the teacher was able to get the instructions over to everyone in the classroom.
In this case, I’m talking about a teacher who was able to give the instructions effectively to her students.
Example 01: I can’t get over how much Julia’s grown in only one year. Look at her!
In this case, I’m surprised Julia grew so much!
Example 02: I can’t get over how well my team played last night! No one saw it coming!
In this case, I was surprised that my team played so well and that nobody really expected that.
Wow!! So many different uses, don’t you think? My final tip? The first two situations are definitely the ones you should focus on. Of course that this phrasal verb is used in different situations (like I explained to you in this post), but stick to a few examples and start building your vocabulary. That’s the best way to learn phrasal verbs effectively. Context is key.