[詞彙Q&A] turn, get, become, grow 的用法

[詞彙Q&A] turn, get, become, grow 的用法

turn

=======Turn=======

Use “turn" for colors:
-Bananas turn black if you put them in the refrigerator.
-The sky turned pink and orange during the sunset.
-My uncle’s hair is turning white.

Use “turn into" when talking about a complete transformation:
-The caterpillar turned into a butterfly.
-The couch in the living room can turn into a bed.
-My dream turned into a nightmare.
-Eric’s wife turned into a monster!

=======Get=======

In informal English, use “get" with emotions:
-I got angry when my colleague made fun of me.
-My son’s getting excited about his birthday party next week.
-We always get really bored in History class.

You can also use get with comparative adjectives:
-It’s gotten more expensive to buy an apartment in this city.
-I’m getting better at playing the piano – I’ve been practicing a lot.
-It’s getting easier and easier for me to understand movies in English!

=======Become=======

“Become" can be used with emotions and comparative adjectives in more formal English:

-My sister became depressed after she moved to a new city.
-It’s becoming more difficult to balance work and life in the modern world.

Always use “become" with professions (never “get”)
-He wants to become a lawyer someday.
-Shirley Temple became a famous actress when she was just four years old.

=======Grow=======
In written English, grow is sometimes used to mean ‘become’. It is used before adjectives especially to talk about slow and gradual changes. Grow is more formal than get.

-The sun grew so hot that they were forced to leave the beach.
-When they grew rich, they stopped visiting their old friends.
-As Dean grew older, he stopped driving racing cars.

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*Use get with “used to”
-I’ve gotten used to taking cold showers.
-We never got used to driving on the opposite side of the road while we lived in England.
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*Use “become" or “get" with “accustomed to” (more formal, more common in written English). Become is probably a little more common.

-It took years for him to become accustomed to life in another country.
-When I started my new job, I had to get accustomed to waking up early.
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Detailed explanation:
http://suite101.com/article/esl–talking-about-changes-the-verbs-become-get-grow-go-turn-a411083

Sources:
http://www.yywords.com/Article/200802/60.html
http://www.espressoenglish.net/difference-between-turn-become-get-and-go/
http://wenda.tianya.cn/question/6fdbceac344b997c
http://tc.wangchao.net.cn/zhidao/detail_3690482.html
http://cn910811.blog.hexun.com.tw/41950391_d.html

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