Phrasal Verb Get Along With: Learn How to Use It!

October 5, 2017 - Priscila Pereira

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Hey, friends! How are you doing?

Today I am going to write about another very popular phrasal verb. How many phrasal verbs with “get” do you know? I imagine you know a few ones, but remember quality is better than quantity so start with a short list, ok?

But let’s get down to business and talk about “get along with

Get along with is a phrasal verb that combines the words “along” and “with”. Together they give a different meaning to the verb “get”.



But, what does it mean?

I will start with a very common  meaning

You can use get along with to say you

“have a good relationship” with someone. Let’s look at some examples

Example 01:  I don’t get along with my boss. He is a terrible person.

In this case, “get along with” means to have a good relationship with someone. I’m saying I do NOT have a good relationship with my boss because he is a bad person. In general, If you like someone and this person likes you, you are good to each other, you are friendly to each other, you have a good relationship, you have a friendly relationship, you “get along well”.

How about you? Do you get along with your boss? Let me know in the comments

 Example 02: I get along well with my colleagues. We have worked together for more than 10 years.

In this case, I’m saying I have a good relationship with my colleagues (the people I work with). Then, I continue my phrase and explain that I have worked with those colleagues for a long time (more than 10 years)



You can also use “get along” to say that you “survive”.  Take a look at some examples

Example 01:  I can’t get along without any job. I don’t know what to do!

In this case, I’m saying that I canNOT survive without any work. I need to work because if I don’t have a job, I won’t have money and stuff.

Example 02:  You can’t get along without water for more than 3 days.

in this case, I explain that it is not possible to survive with no water for more than 3 days.


Another possible use for this phrasal verb is to “make progress”, to deal with something.

Example 01:  Hey Peter,  how is the project getting along?

In this case, I am asking Peter about the progress of a project, if we are making progress with a specific project.

Example 02: How is Jessica getting along in her new job? Oh, She is great! She is finally doing something she loves!

In this case, I am asking about Jessica’s progress, how she is dealing with her new job. I continue the example by saying she is doing well.


There are more uses for this phrasal verb, but I felt these would be good ones to help you get started. The verb “get” has so many possible phrasal verbs, so make sure to study the most popular ones. Today you have learned a very popular phrasal verb that native speakers use all the time.

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Priscila Pereira

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