Could you please tell me a meaning difference between sentences given below?

  1. She gets admitted.
  2. She is admitted.
  1. It gets repaired
  2. It is repaired
  • Generally speaking, "Get + past participle" is a less formal alternative to "be + past participle". Both are used to create the passive voice. – CowperKettle Feb 8 '15 at 6:00
  • But he is CoppperKettle is not passive. So there's something more here. I'm not sure I can say much more though. – Jim Reynolds Feb 8 '15 at 6:37
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    @JimReynolds - yes, sometimes is is a part of a copular construction, while get is never used in this role. – CowperKettle Feb 8 '15 at 7:05

We can use is to merely link the subject with the complement, or to describe the complement, with no further implication.

She = admitted.

Gets necessarily implies that someone or something admitted her (or, for example, always or regularly admits her).

She gets admitted (by someone/something).

  • Can we say that get can be an event/action verb, while is must be stative? – Jim Reynolds Feb 8 '15 at 6:29
  • If action is a regularly/always basis then sentence would like "She gets admit". Right or it remains as mention as it is. – Charmi Sapariya Feb 9 '15 at 5:22
  • The following are correct. In passive constructions: She always gets admitted. She gets admitted every time she applies. She is always admitted. She is admitted every time she applies. – Jim Reynolds Feb 9 '15 at 5:29

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