Get got

I use “got” or “get” sometimes in speaking, but in writing I usually replace it with a better word.  This is a personal preference, but I find “get” and “got” a bit ugly.  I feel that its replacement word is usually better sounding and more precise.  Words like:

  • obtain
  • bring
  • learn
  • reach
  • possess
  • earn
  • gain
  • acquire
  • hit
  • prepare
  • catch
  • fetch
  • manage

Try your thesaurus . . . there are better words than “got” and “get”.  Or just lose it and don’t replace it.  That often works well.



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