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Why “Get bored” is an accepted construction, but “get surprised” isn’t? Both are adjectives BUT get surprised" sounds a little unnatural.

the following sentences are from LONGMAN DICTIONARY

• Julia soon got bored with lying on the beach. • I get bored if I’m at home on my own all day. • John was getting bored doing the same thing every day • I was surprised when I passed my driving test the first time. • I got a surprise when I passed my driving test the first time.

But I read What is the difference between "get surprised" and "be surprised"?. I supposed the following sentence is unnatural.

• I got surprised when I passed my driving test the first time.

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  • Please include the source(s) for your sentences.
    – Laurel
    Oct 12, 2022 at 16:55
  • I edited it again.
    – Mariela
    Oct 12, 2022 at 17:24

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With "bored" there is a need (or desire) to distinguish between the dynamic "get bored" and the static "be bored".

But "surprise" is a short-term and always "dynamic", so there is no need for "get surprised" to specially indicate the dynamic sense. And with no need for a form, it gets used less and becomes non-idiomatic.

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