‘get’ + reflexive pronoun + past participle

‘get’ + reflexive pronoun + past participle

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You should get yourself checked by your doctor. This is an example of the B2 grammar point.

point 18 in PASSIVES is defined as:

reflexive pronoun with the ‘get’-passive

[get] _ppx _vvn

1 GET YOURSELF CHECKED 313

  The Indian Express

Don’t miss your dental check-ups, here’s why
If you get yourself checked at a dentist once in every three months, I am sure not only your dental health but your overall health and your pocket …

2 GET YOURSELF KILLED 205
3 GET YOURSELF STARTED 188
4 GET YOURSELF NOTICED 169

*followed by _j 1 GET YOURSELF READY 284

Strangely on iWeb, we can’t get the full strings. We can, however, get more of the part:

1 GET YOURSELF 37386


2 GET MYSELF 11297

18 GET MYSELF ORGANIZED 71
19 GET MYSELF MOTIVATED 65


3 GOT YOURSELF 6394
4 GET THEMSELVES 6293
5 GOT MYSELF 6074
6 GET HIMSELF 5189


7 GOT HIMSELF 4106

5 GOT HIMSELF KILLED 102

9 GOT HIMSELF INVOLVED 72

11 GOT HIMSELF SENT 55
12 GOT HIMSELF ARRESTED 52
13 GOT HIMSELF ELECTED 52


8 GET OURSELVES 2556
9 GOT THEMSELVES 1800
10 GET HERSELF 1704
11 GOT OURSELVES 1411
12 GETS HIMSELF 1264
13 GOT HERSELF 1171
14 GET ITSELF 689
15 GET EACH 621
16 GOT ITSELF 617
17 GET YOURSELVES 591
18 GETS HERSELF 446
19 GOT EACH 249
20 GETS ITSELF 199
21 GETS THEMSELVES 75

Looking for noun collocates we get:

1 WAY 36
2 WAYS 8
3 EMPLOYERS

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