22/DEZ/2002 7:39 PM
||Re: Become X get
Yes, it is true; although the use of "become" is more correct in those contexts, in normal spoken usage it sounds "affectacious" -
stiff and formal or as if the speaker is trying to sound "educated". But you will hear people say it that way, especially speakers of certain classes.
In your example one could also say "Anne was (or is) sad because....", but the meaning is slightly different, of course.
However, for a Brazilian I would recommend using the correct verb "become" - instead of "get" - in those cases, because nobody is going to find it affected in a foreign speaker, that perception would only apply to a native speaker. If you learn a perfect American accent, then you can switch back!
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