Lesson Transcript

Hi everybody. My name is Alisha. In this lesson, I am going to talk about some expressions you can use for receiving things and even asking for things in one case. I am going to compare a couple of different verbs and a couple of different grammar forms but you can use these when talking about exchanging objects, receiving or getting objects or even requesting in some cases. So let's take a look. Let's begin.
I want to compare two kind of similar verbs to begin. The first two verbs I want to talk about here are the verbs, to get and to receive. So really the difference between these two verbs is that Get is just more casual. We use Get a lot in everyday conversation. It's just a simple form of receive. Receive sounds more formal. We use Receive when we receive, we take something from someone else. They give it to us. We use receive in more formal situations.
I will show some examples of that a little bit later but in most cases, we are going to use the verb Get to talk about every day exchanges. Let's look at a few examples of using Get in the present tense and in the past tense for these. So, first one is a past tense example.
I got a car for my birthday. So here the verb Got is followed by the object here. So I got a car. That's the thing I now have I did not have before. This is extra information. For my birthday. So For shows us the purpose and my birthday in this case is the reason. So I got a car for my birthday.
Here, the next example sentence is, he hopes, he gets a big bonus. So, here we are using Gets in the future. We are talking about a future idea but hopes means, it's happening now. He hopes at this point in time that in the future, he's going to get a bonus. So he hopes he gets a big bonus is a nice, natural way to say that. So, remember, when your subject is he or she or it, we also need to change the verb here. We need to make it. In this case, we see it with Hopes and Gets. He hopes he gets a big bonus.
Same thing with She. She hopes she gets. Um, we use this remember, present tense. We use present tense to talk about like a regular action, something that's common or something that's just part of a regular schedule or part of like a regular activity. So in this case Hopes. So that means regularly, maybe year around, he hopes he gets a big bonus or for the last few months, he hopes he gets a big bonus. So we can think of this as a little extra grammar point for today I suppose.
All right. Let's look at a couple of other examples. Past tense here. We got a loan from the bank. We got a loan from the bank. So here is past tense, Got in this case. Again, we follow the verb Got in this case with the item we are getting. Here, I've used From. So when you want to show the source, you can use From to do that. We got a loan from, in this case, the bank. You can change this to, we got a loan from my parents. We got a loan from our friends. So From is used to show the source of this item, this object, this thing.
Okay. Let's look at one more example. They got a car for work. So again, we are seeing, For is used in this sentence. For is used to show purpose. So here, again past tense, they got a car. So some item again similar to the first example. Here, we are seeing it's the purpose is work. So they got a car for work is slightly different than I got a car for my birthday. So this is showing the reason the person received the car. This one is showing the future use of the car. I got a car for work. So they are both showing a reason for something but is it past tense, is it future tense. You kind of have to look at the situation to understand that part. So those are a few examples with the verb Get or past tense Got in this case.
We will go on to some more complex examples later. For now, let's look at the verb, To receive. So I've used the verb Receive a few times already today. But like I said, Receive sounds like a more formal situation. So we use it for maybe business or like honourable situations or maybe for like rules or for paperwork, for example.
Let's take a look. Here, it's an honor to receive this award. So in this case, someone is receiving, someone is accepting an award. It's probably a formal situation. So we use the verb Receive. You could use the verb Get here. For example, it's an honor to get this award but Get sounds too casual for something like an award ceremony. So Receive sounds much, much better here. It's an honor to receive this award.
Let's look at another one. This one is phrased as a question. So here. Have you received your passport? So, this might come from a government office, for example. An enquiry, a question about someone's paperwork. Have you received, have you received. So here, we are seeing a present perfect tense question. Have you received your passport? We can use it in this way too.
Let's look at one more example. I received an email from my boss. So just as we saw with, we got a loan from the bank. We can use From to show the source. So here, I received an email from my boss. If we need to maybe make an explanation in a formal situation, we can use Received instead of Got here. In this sentence, I got an email from my boss. It's fine also if maybe you are speaking just very casually. If you are making a presentation or if you are sharing some key information in a formal situation, you know, Received might be a better choice.
Let's take a look then at the next pattern I want to talk about which is something, something gave me. So here, I am looking at the past tense Gave. The present tense form is Give, give. So I will explain a little bit more some uses of Give in the present tense. For now, let's just look at the past tense Gave. We use this pattern to show an exchange at the beginning of the sentence. So let's look at an example first and then I will explain.
First example. My mom gave me the keys to the car. So here, we have My mom to begin the expression. My mom gave me the keys to the car. So here, we are showing the keys started with the speaker's mother, with the speaker's mom and the mom passed the keys to the speaker. So, we are showing an exchange of an object, an exchange of an item. We could use a verb like this like I got the car keys from my mom if you want. But here, we are putting My mom at the beginning of the sentence. My mom gave me the keys to the car. So kind of the nuance of the sentence changes.
If we say, I got the car keys from my mom or my mom gave me the car keys. The meaning is really the same. It's just sort of the focus of your attention is a little bit different like, My mom gave me something. Maybe it sounds like there's a little more emphasis on My mom as opposed to, I got the car keys from my mom, it sounds more like the focus is on me. So depending on the kind of nuance you want to communicate, you can choose one of these different patterns.
Let's look at a different one. The manger gave us free drinks. Okay, here so the manager gave us in this case. So I've changed me to us here. The manager gave us free drinks. So this is the item that was exchanged from the manager to us in this case. So remember, we need to follow the verb Gave in this case with the person who is getting the item. The person who is receiving the item.
All right. Let's look at one more. Okay, a very different example here. That dinner gave me a stomach bug. So here, it's kind of a strange sentence. The subject is, That dinner. That dinner. So a dinner is not a person. How can it give something? We use this expression, Gave me to communicate an exchange, yes. But we can also use it to mean like passing something along. So in this case, that dinner gave me a stomach bug. Stomach bug is a different way of saying sick. So in other words, that dinner made me sick.
So here, we are using Gave me to show a cause. So the dinner gave me a stomach bug. The dinner caused me to become sick in other words. So bug is a different way of saying Germ. So the dinner gave me a germ that made my stomach sick. So, the dinner is not an actual person that can give things at all but instead here, we are seeing Gave used to communicate the cause of something. So, you may also see it used in this way. So, not an actual person but something that causes something else or an object that passes something else to the speaker. So please keep this in mind when you see this kind of sentence.
Okay. Let's look at a different grammar point. Here, I am looking at something, something was given, the passive voice or something, something has been given. Has been given will be present perfect tense. So let's take a look at a couple of example sentences with this. First.
Our new product has been given many positive reviews online. So here, our new product is the focus of the sentence. Our new product. Here is our subject. And then we have, Has been given. So here because we are using the present perfect tense, has been given, we are showing that the reviews began in the past and have continued to the present. Our new product has been given many positive reviews online. Also, in this sentence, we see that there is no action. Who is giving the reviews? We don't know. That's one of the benefits of using this grammar. So who is doing this? It's not important or it's unknown.
We can use Was given in the past passive tense to do the same thing. But here, the difference between Was given and has been given is that Was is a one-time action. It's finished. Has been shows something started in the past and continues to the present. Let's look at a past passive example.
She was given one month to consider her contract changes. So here we have one month as a time period actually. So you will see a time being given. Of course, we cannot physically give time. However this expression, to be given one month means to be given that time period to consider something or to finish something. This means, it's a deadline. A deadline is established through use of this expression. So she was given one month meaning from this discussion perhaps, she has one month until she needs to make a decision about her contract. So here because we are using the passive voice, was given because we are using this, we don't need to share the person who gave her this time. So maybe it's her boss or her supervisor or the CEO of the company. We don't know. So we don't know or it's not important to explain that in this sentence. So we can omit that. We can remove that here.
This is the key information. She has one month to consider her contract changes. All right. So if you want to remove the person doing the action or the person giving the thing, you can use one of these patterns to do so. Okay finally, I said I would talk a little bit about Give. The expression Give. So, when we are requesting something, when we want to receive something, when we want to get something, we can use the verb Give, Give. So we will use Give me to request something but keep in mind that this is a very casual way of making a request. So give me a drink or give me a minute. We can ask for time in this way.
However, we often contract Give me to Gimme, Gimme. So not, Give me a minute but Gimme a minute, Gimme a minute. So give me contracts to Gimme, Gimme. So you can use this with your friends and with your family but if you use this at work or with someone in a position higher than you, it can sound rather rude. So you can use this to request something from someone like hey, can you give me that file? Or can you give me a pen, for example. So, please give me something. You are making a request from the other person.
So these are few expressions that you can use when you want to talk about receiving something, getting something or even making a very casual request for something. So please keep these in mind the next time you are thinking about how to explain receiving or getting a thing. If you have any questions or if you want to try to make a sentence, please feel free to do so in the comments section below this video. Thanks very much for watching this lesson and I will see you again soon. Bye bye!

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Yes, it does look there has been a repeat there. Where did you read this?


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So here, we are showing the keys started with the speakerโ€™s mother, with the speakerโ€™s mom and the mom passed the keys to the speaker.

I think the sentence or phrase repeats here.?

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Hello Pedro,


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In this sentence using the pronoun 'he' twice is to clarify who the bonus is going to. If the sentence read 'He hopes Sally gets a big bonus' - it again clarifies who is receiving the bonus.


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hello is necessary in this sentence TO USE THE PRONOUN HE TWINCE he hopes he gets a big bonus

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very interesting lesson

i really apreciated