• Larry The Cable Guy Uses Caustive Forms (listening exercise)

    Like many things in language, often times native speakers don’t know they are using a complex grammar point. To highlight this fact you can watch the video about Larry the Cable Guy describing how he uses his saying, ‘”git ‘r done” or “get her done” or “get something done.”
    This is a causative verb construction, for example, “I got my hair done.” It means that someone styled my hair for me.
    Watch the video below about the verb form and listen to Larry to see if you can understand him, as he explains the origins of “get ‘r done,” and the meaning. He has a strong accent, so you’ll have to listen closely.

    If you need more help with causative verbs, watch our video below, and try our quiz.

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    1. How did Larry first start using the phrase ‘git r done’?
    2. Whatever you got to do don’t ______ about it, don’t _________ about it just “git ‘r done.”
    3. How often did he say it?
    4. For how many years did he call the radio stations?

    Below you’ll find our video on causative verbs. <a href=”/?p=16536″>Click here</a> to take the quiz.

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