I just saw someone's comment (probably a native BrE) on Facebook, she wrote that the verb get should be avoided and she also
told said that she had a professor that was always crossing out papers when he saw get/got and suggested substituting that verb with another synonym which is more preferable.
I was also looking for information related to this, here. The site I gave tells that the verb get is very common in informal speaking and writing. I have also read some examples in some dictionaries with the keyword get and I could sense the sentences are all rather informal.
I just want to confirm it here whether I should avoid the verb get in formal writing such as articles, thesis, etc. or is it just somebody being overly fussed about it. If it turns out to be allowable in formal condition, could you give a counterexample to disprove this?
To add a specific matter, I took this sentence from OALD and I want to know whether it could be more formal:
95 per cent of the UK can now get superfast broadband.