What is the difference between these two sentences?

I get asked that question a lot.

I am asked that question a lot.

  • What's the context in which you found these sentences or want to use them?
    – user3395
    Sep 22, 2018 at 12:46

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I think the difference is primarily one of register. get asked is conversational whereas am asked is neutral.

to be asked

to get asked

get + past participle asked emphasizes the transitive nature of ask. Perhaps that makes it a tad "rougher".

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    a spoken form versus a standard written form for the passive is how I would phrase it.
    – Lambie
    Sep 22, 2018 at 13:31
  • @Lambie: am asked is not exclusively "a written form" so I'd have to disagree. I'm asked that question quite often is something you'd hear not just read.
    – TimR
    Sep 22, 2018 at 13:39

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