Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Today find out how to use a special construction with the word “get” to show that your emotions are changing.

Plus get a special bonus word!

How do we use “get” to show that our emotions are changing?

We use this to say that we are becoming a certain way.

For example:

  • I’m getting angry”
  • “She’s getting hungry”
  • “We’re getting tired.”


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Using “get” can also be used to soften your statement.

Instead of saying “I’m bored” you can say “I’m getting a little bored.”

Using “get” here would be less direct and would make the interaction easier.


More examples:

  • “Hurry up I’m getting hungry”
  • “Let’s slow down I’m getting tired”
  • “Stop the car I’m getting nauseous”


*Bonus phrase:

“Hangry”: This means that you are both hungry and angry. This phrase has become more popular in the last few years in urban spaces for young people in their twenties and thirties.


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