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What's the difference between "get" and "got"?



 
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What's the difference between "get" and "got"? #1 (permalink) Fri Nov 25, 2005 20:59 pm   What's the difference between "get" and "got"?
 

Test No. incompl/elem-41 "Basic American English", question 4

I ......... a job at the bank.

(a) got
(b) get
(c) take
(d) like

Test No. incompl/elem-41 "Basic American English", answer 4

I got a job at the bank.

Correct answer: (a) got

Your answer was: incorrect
I get a job at the bank.
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Why did you choose (got not get) i need more explantion if you dont mind .

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Get vs. got #2 (permalink) Sat Nov 26, 2005 2:08 am   Get vs. got
 

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Simple present tense (get) is not a normal usage here, as it means either habitually, or as a permanent truth. Getting a job, however, is a single event in time; here the speaker is indicating that point in the past (got).

Use simple present for habit:

I get a job every summer.

or for timeless fact:

People get money if they get a job.
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What's the difference between "get" and "got"? #3 (permalink) Wed Oct 22, 2008 17:50 pm   What's the difference between "get" and "got"?
 

Can't it be: 'I like a job at the bank'?
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What's the difference between "get" and "got"? #4 (permalink) Wed Oct 22, 2008 22:57 pm   What's the difference between "get" and "got"?
 

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What's the difference between "get" and "got"? #5 (permalink) Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:20 am   What's the difference between "get" and "got"?
 

Mr Micawber, please tell me why it can't be: 'I like a job at the bank'?
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What's the difference between "get" and "got"? #6 (permalink) Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:48 am   What's the difference between "get" and "got"?
 

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What do you mean by that sentence? It has no practical meaning for me.
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What's the difference between "get" and "got"? #7 (permalink) Thu Oct 23, 2008 18:21 pm   What's the difference between "get" and "got"?
 

For example: I like bananas so I can also like a job at the bank, can't I?
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What's the difference between "get" and "got"? #8 (permalink) Fri Oct 24, 2008 0:03 am   What's the difference between "get" and "got"?
 

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It is an odd sentiment indeed, but if I were to express it, I would follow your banana model: "I like jobs at banks"-- or even more 'colloquial', "I like working at banks".
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What's the difference between "get" and "got"? #9 (permalink) Sun Jun 27, 2010 18:06 pm   What's the difference between "get" and "got"?
 

Hi thank you my teacher. I confused this sentence.He is a teacher. is this sentence present simple or is it verb to be present.
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What's the difference between "get" and "got"? #10 (permalink) Sun Jun 27, 2010 23:35 pm   What's the difference between "get" and "got"?
 

'He is a teacher' has a verb in the present tense, simple aspect.
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