In general, we use the verb "have" with things we possess and the verb "get" meaning "to receive something". However, there are many different words that combine with "have or get" to make common expressions called collocations. Here are some of the most common "have or get" combinations.
Decide between "have" or "get". Make sure to carefully decide which form of the verb is required as sometimes the verb needs to be conjugated or put in the infinitive or gerund form.
- I don't care how much it costs! _____ me to the airport as fast as you can!
- I'd really like _____ fit, I just can't find the time.
- Waiter: Would you like something to drink? Customer: Yes, I _____ a diet root beer.
- No, no, you are my dinner guest tonight. Let me _____ the check.
- Can you wait for ten minutes? I need _____ a rest.
- This computer is so frustrating! I've been _____ problems ever since I bought it.
- Linda seems to be _____ second thoughts about her new job.
- Frank really isn't so bad once you _____ to know him.
- That's a beautiful new blouse! Where did you _____ it?
- I hope you are _____ a good time tonight.
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