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Ross's father got a new job.
Did you get tickets for the game?
I got a fine for reckless driving.
You get ten points for each correct answer.
She got a ring from her grandmother.
The social worker got the family a new flat and clothes for the children.
She called out to him but got no reply.
Young players will get the chance to meet one of their heroes.
We got permission from the council to start building.
It's getting late – I have to go.
If that spot gets any bigger you should go to the doctor.
It was raining and we all got wet.
If you got angry with me for this, I wouldn't blame you.
Things are starting to get a bit difficult at home.
Do you ever have problems getting to sleep?
It's been getting more and more humid all afternoon.
You need to get your hair cut.
I should be able to get the first chapter finished by tonight.
They tried to get Marly sent to prison.
Hal managed to get my email working again.
She worked all afternoon on the car but never got it running.
Abby had climbed a tree and couldn't get down.
Dad stopped the car and told me to get in.
She forgot her keys and got into the house through the window.
The hill was so steep we had to get off and push our bikes.
Watch your step when getting on the bus.
A car stopped and two men got out.
Half the audience got up and walked out.
Firefighters got him down using a ladder.
Let's get you into the house where it's warm.
It's impossible to get him off the sofa and make him do anything.
They managed to get him on the bed.
Get that dog out of my kitchen.
I don't know how we'll get this box up the stairs.
How far did you get with your homework?
I got to page 100 of this book before I understood what was going on.
They need to get going with this building work if they are going to finish before the winter.
It's time you got cracking on that assignment.
Enough talking, let's get to work.
A new manager was brought in to get things moving.
We'd better get the kids going or they'll be late.
That aggressive attitude won't get you anywhere with her.
It was cancer that got him in the end.
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