Mar 2, 2017

GET OVER somebody or something

8 cards
, 16 answers
  • Study box. Read these sentences carefully.

    1. He didn’t go out as he was still getting over the flu.
    2. Once he’d got over the shock of seeing me again, we had a good time.
    3. I loved Mark very much. It took me a long time to get over him.
    4. My pride was hurt, but I’ll get over it.
    5. He says he’ll never get over losing her.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • Which of the following is closest in meaning to this use of ‘get over somebody or something’? Choose one answer.
        • to climb over
        • to recover from
        • to return from

      • Which two of these can you get over?
        • a shock
        • a new job
        • a cold
        • a wedding

      • Which of these are grammatically possible?
        • I got the illness over.
        • I got over the illness.
        • I got it over.
        • I got over it.

    • Complete the following sentences with an appropriate form of ‘get over’ and one of the phrases below:

      it now       •       the long flight       •       bronchitis       •       the shock       •       her homesickness
      • It was the first time she’d been away from her family, but she soon

        • I couldn’t join in with the singing, as I was still

          • When I , I started to make plans to spend my million prize.

            • He was very ill, but he seems to

              • We spent the first day of our holiday

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