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From the below sentences, which one is correct?

Primary school teacher gets award.

or

Primary school teacher get awarded.

Please give justification, if possible.

Thanks,

Charmi

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    Is this a news headline? That's how it reads. In headlines they reduce the content to the most base info and avoid using "the" and "a/an". – Catija Apr 15 '15 at 7:35
  • In your second sentence it has to have gets to be grammatical. Yes get is in that sense a copular verb. Grammatical as that sentence is, it sounds strange. Noone probably use it to mean what your first sentence mean. – Man_From_India Apr 15 '15 at 7:37
  • @Man_From_India Awarded should also answer "awarded with what"... "Primary school teacher gets awarded the teacher of the year medallion"... for example. – Catija Apr 15 '15 at 7:39
  • @Catija nods... – Man_From_India Apr 15 '15 at 7:40
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It's

Primary school teacher gets award

if you are saying the receives a physical object that is an award.

Or:

Primary school teacher gets awarded

if you are saying that the teacher undergoes a process that results in him/her becoming awarded, as a status.

Most of the time, when one gets awarded, you receive something that is a reward, so usually the distinction is not important and you probably don't have to worry about which one to say too much.

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