1. The food gets cooked.

  2. The food is cooked.

I get to hear both of the sentences. Are they same or different. Please explain, Sir.

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The food gets cooked.

Cooking is what happens to the food.

For example:

At the cafeteria, rice gets cooked in large vats.

Whereas with is:

The food is cooked.

the meaning can be the same:

At the cafeteria, rice is cooked in large vats.

or it can be different:

This fish is cooked.

The fish is not raw. A cook prepared it in some way: frying, baking, broiling, steaming, smoking, etc.

  • Also, "is cooked" is in passive form, so "by (someone)" can be added after it. Commented Feb 1, 2019 at 17:02
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    gets cooked can also have a "by (someone)" phrase added.
    – TimR
    Commented Feb 1, 2019 at 18:41

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