I spot this sentence in a passage in a grammar book, which is written by Longman but I could not figure out how the word get was used grammatically? As far as I know we can get to somewhere. Does it have something to do with street British English?

Here is the full sentence :

Wherever I go you get shops that offer materials and products from Africa and from Afghanistan or from central and eastern Europe and it seems almost as if you one hardly needs to travel any more because the world has come in on us.


  • that has to be 'wherever'... – gone fishin' again. Mar 11 '15 at 17:27
  • The sample sentence reads like a mock sentence with multiple choice answers, but you (Murat) transcribed all the choices/options. – Gary Mar 11 '15 at 17:30
  • In this particular context, get could be used almost interchangeably with 'see' or 'observe' – James Mar 11 '15 at 17:38
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    "... as if you one hardly..." or "... as if one hardly..."? Sounds fishy to me! – Sнаđошƒаӽ Mar 11 '15 at 18:12
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    get could be swapped for 'find' – JMP Mar 11 '15 at 18:58

This is what she meant. Also, the transcription is correct, but it is transcribed from someone speaking. In that context, I don;t expect sentence construction, et al, to be standard.

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  • "Those arrows were brought to you by CoreDraw. CorelDraw. Providing nice arrows for over 30 years." :) – Gary Mar 11 '15 at 20:20

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