into / get out of
taxis and small boats such as canoes or rowing boats
on (to) / get off
tube, trains, busses, planes, larger boats,
bikes, motorbikes, scooters, horses, camels, etc
wouldn't get into his car, if I were you. He's a terrible
didn't feel safe in the canoe and wanted to get out as
soon as possible.
got off the train when I learnt that it wasn't stopping
had to change at Reading and getting on (to) the right
train was a nightmare - there were so many platforms.
a preposition or an adverbial particle (like off or
up or out), get almost always describes movement
of some kind.
are some examples of other contexts and meanings where we
can use get into, get out of, get on, get on to and get
off. But note that movement is implied in all of them:
always find it hard to get out of bed in the morning.
didn't want to get into trouble so made sure I completed
the project by the weekend.
for the coffee, but I'd better get on. I've got lots to
do before lunchtime.
got on very well. We had similar backgrounds and had been
to the same school.
we got on to the subject of ambition, I didn't know what
to say as I don't have any.
were trespassing. There is no footpath here and I told them to
get off my land.