Is it possible to negate get-passive? i.e.

The servers don't get deployed


The servers aren't deployed.

You can negate it.

A common meaning of to get X means to transition something into state X.

So "The servers don't get deployed" is more equivalent to "Action is not taken to deploy the servers."

"The servers aren't deployed" is referring to the state of the servers at that moment. It can imply we aren't doing anything with them in the immediate future, but don't get X makes that explicit.

  • cool, the sentence with get from your explanation is exactly what I wanted to say. I thought, passive with to get is used only in informal speech and passive with to be is for both - state and action (process). – Roman T Sep 22 '17 at 13:19
  • @RomanT - This US English speaker would say that get with the passive is informal ("You might get eaten by a bear") and using to be is more formal ("You might be eaten by a bear"). – stangdon Sep 22 '17 at 14:08

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