Sometimes I come across the sentences with get in strange (for me) place. For example:

Does it get boring wearing the same clothes every day?

Why get is here? Can I say different way?

One more example with affirmative sentence I don't understand the difference between:

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I'm wondering is there any difference and where should I use "get" such way in affirmative and question sentences?

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    Interchange get with become; they have the same meaning so far. – Tasneem ZH Mar 1 '19 at 22:31


intransitive verb
1b : to reach or enter into a certain condition

"Does wearing the same clothes every day enter into the condition of being boring?"


In some cases, to get can mean to become. Some of the most common verbs can be very flexible in their meaning. So:

I got the measles.

That means that I contracted the disease, measles.

I got bored waiting for the bus.

That means that I became bored while waiting for the bus.

I've got to go, I'm expected at home.

That means that it's necessary that I leave - two means of to go in one clause - because people are waiting for me at home. In some dialects, in casual speech, it may even become:

I got to go, I'm expected at home.

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