Gap-fill exercise


This page aims to help you to use English more effectively by avoiding the over use of 'get'.


Replace the word get or the expression with get with a more appropriate word from the list below. Change the form of the verb where necessary.

communicate collect deteriorate improve eliminate
recover from receive win persuade obtain

1. I (got) the data between 1 September and 31 October.

2. Ida has now (got over) the shock of losing her job.

3. The economic outlook is expected to (get better) in the coming months.

4. The government hopes to (get rid of) the problem by the end of the year.

5. Our company (got) many orders in the second half of the year.

6. Candy hopes to (get) a loan from the bank. This will enable her to continue with her studies.

7. The patient’s condition (got worse) during the night.

8. Dr Yeung tried to (get across) her ideas as clearly and simply as possible, but some of the students still couldn’t understand.

9. Professor Shiu (got) her colleague, Mr Watson, to take the laboratory session as she had to attend a meeting.

10. I (got) a letter from the journal today. Apparently, they want to publish my article.


Last updated on: Monday, July 29, 2019