GET + OBJECT + TO INFINITIVE

GET + OBJECT + TO INFINITIVE

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Point 24 in the category of PASSIVES is defined as

 ‘get’ + object + ‘to’-infinitive to talk about causing someone to do something.

This is clearly a much rarer structure to find based on the low counts for these clusters seen in corpora.

On the left we have matches for the criteria on iWeb through a wildcard search for: get * to _VVI

1 GET IT TO WORK 14075
2 GET UP TO SPEED 6858
3 GET THIS TO WORK 3286
4 GET BACK TO WORK 2743


GET THEM TO WORK

  Fox11online.com
This connects people who need rides to work with volunteers who can help facilitate that and get them on their feet and get them to work.
*this is not a good example because ‘to work’ is ambiguous here.  It might be a preposition + noun.

6 GET READY TO GO 1616
7 GET SOMETHING TO EAT 1547
8 GET BACK TO SLEEP 1536
9 GET IT TO RUN 1431
10 GET IT TO GO 1236


GET YOU TO BUY

  Fast Company
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12 GET IT TO FIT 1109
13 GET READY TO TAKE 1092

14 GET THEM TO COME 955
15 GET THEM TO STOP 937

16 GET IN TO SEE 935

17 GET THEM TO TAKE 881
18 GET PEOPLE TO BUY 863

19 GET READY TO GET 858
20 GET IT TO LOOK 835
21 GET IT TO START 835
22 GET READY TO MAKE 831
23 GET IT TO STOP 799

24 GET THEM TO GO 751
25 GET PEOPLE TO COME 717

26 GET READY TO START 705
27 GET READY TO ENJOY 700

28 GET HIM TO STOP 686
29 GET THEM TO BUY 668
30 GET HIM TO EAT 658

31 GET READY TO SEE 643

32 GET SOMEONE TO HELP 607

33 GET READY TO PLAY 574
34 GET IT TO SHOW 571
35 GET THEM TO FIT 564
36 GET UP TO GO 564
37 GET READY TO EXPERIENCE 548

38 GET PEOPLE TO PAY 534

39 GET THAT TO WORK 522
40 GET IT TO COME 518

41 GET THEM TO SIGN 517
42 GET THEM TO EAT 516
43 GET HIM TO GO 510
44 GET PEOPLE TO SIGN 508

45 GET IT TO STAY 503

46 GET THEM TO LOOK 503
47 GET HIM TO COME 501
48 GET THEM TO PAY 500
49 GET THEM TO UNDERSTAND 498

 

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