Big Meal Scene 2 Language Focus

 

Rob talks to Ashlie about a range of uses of the verb get.

Watch the video and then do the tasks.

Tasks

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Hi carnations,

The sentence means 'When is she going to have her baby?' - it is used when a woman is pregnant.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

hi
thank you peter sir. but according to my understanding in sentence 3,there is possession.please correct me if i am wrong.

Hi archijais,

'to have a baby' means 'to give birth'. One could interpret the sentence with 'had' meaning 'possessed', but that would imply that the woman had a baby in her possession but no longer does. That is certainly possible, but a much more likely meaning is that she gave birth to a baby.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

hi...
I just want to know why i cant use have got in sentence no-3 and 6 of task 2.

Hello archijais,

'Have got' is used for possession and in these sentences the 'have' is not being used in that way (e.g. 'have breakfast' means 'eat breakfast' not 'possess breakfast').

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I couldnt understand "get the chief" means. I was wondering if you could help me

Hello Emir,

Where did you see this sentence? I don't see it in any of the exercises.

Best wishes,

Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

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