GET or BECOME?

GET_OR_BECOME_WEBSITEBased on: McCarthy, M. O’Dell, F. (2008), Collocations in use, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Examples from the web:

  • got interested in comic books at the age of 14.  (Informal)
  • I became interested in linguistics after high school. (formal)
  • Disabled people are becoming angry at the lack of attention that they get.
  • Because of Tom, Mary has become depressed.
  • During the military conflict in Darfur about 200 000 people have perished, and 2.5 million of the province’s people have become homeless.
  • The tickets sold out long before the team became popular.
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