Free English Vocabulary Lesson: Go There vs Get There

Michael Confusing Words, Grammar 4 Comments

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I go to my office every morning. I leave the house at 7:00 and get to the train station about 7:10. After I get to Manhattan, I walk to my office. I usually get to the office by 8:30. Sometimes I go to the deli to pick up breakfast. I go home around 9:00pm, and sometimes I get home as late as 12:00 midnight.

Today I am going to show you the difference between go to a place and get to a place and how to use these words in your English conversations. Some students have trouble with these using go and get, but the difference is pretty clear.

Go means to move from one place to the next place. So use go when the focus of your sentence is movement from point A to point B:

  • I go to my office every morning.
  • Sometimes I go to the deli to pick up breakfast.
  • I go home around 9:00pm

Get means to arrive, so we use get when the focus of the sentence is on arrving at a place:

  • I get to the train station about 7:10.
  • After I get to Manhattan, I walk to my office.
  • I usually get to the office by 8:30.

What time do you usually get to your office or school? Leave a comment in the box below and practice these words!

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