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This verb appears in numerous phrasal constructions (get dinner, get a shock, get a job, etc.), as an inchoative verb (get better, get stuffed, etc.) and in the get-passive.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(369)
I got a new bike for Christmas.
I
I
got
got
a
a
new
new
bike
bike
for
for
Christmas
Christmas
‘I got a new bike for Christmas.’
(370)
I got an email from Christina today.
I
I
got
got
an
an
email
email
from
from
Christina
Christina
today
today
‘I got an email from Christina today.’
(371)
He got a prize for the best undergraduate essay in his year.
he
he
got
got
a
a
prize
prize
for
for
the
the
best
best
undergraduate
undergraduate
essay
essay
in
in
his
his
year
year
‘He got a prize for the best undergraduate essay in his year.’
(372)
We got a loan from the bank.
we
we
got
got
a
a
loan
loan
from
from
the
the
bank
bank
‘We got a loan from the bank.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# GET Coding set Argument type
1 receiver NP-nom V.subj A
2 received thing NP-acc P

Alternations

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