How to express CHANGE in English

source: Crown Academy of English     2017年2月27日
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There are many ways to describe change in English. This vocabulary lesson explains some of the most common structures and expressions:

become + adjective
=to begin to be something

become + noun phrase
become is an irregular verb.
The past participle is also become. The past simple is became.

get + adjective
= to begin to be something
("get" is more informal than "become")

get + infinitive
= to describe a gradual or progressive change.
(to begin to do something new)
(to begin to feel something new)
2 common examples are:
1) get to like something or someone.
This means to begin to like something or someone.
2) get to know someone.
This means to make someone's acquaintance, to meet someone and gradually learn more about them through conversation.

go + colour
We use "go" (not "get") to describe changes of colour.

go + adjective
We use "go" (not "get") to describe changes for the worse:
Examples for people are "go bald" and "go blind".
Examples for food are "go bad" and "go stale".

come + infinitive
= to describe a change in attitude.
1) come to realise
2) come to regret
He came to regret leaving his job.

turn + adjective
= to describe a highly visible change of state.
It is common before colour adjectives. ("turn" is more formal than "go" + colour)
She turned red and started crying.

turn into + noun
=to transform into someone else (or something else)
(a dramatic change in the nature of someone (or something)
Hollywood turns true stories into films.

fall + adjective
There are 2 common expressions with "fall" that mean "become" (to start to be):
"fall asleep" and "fall ill"

fall is an irregular verb in English.
The past simple is fell and the past participle is fallen.
This class contains lot of examples with pictures and English subtitles to help you understand.

Phrasal verbs with GET:
English expressions with CARE: