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Hi ,dear friends

Would you please correct me if I am wrong about this structure"get+p.p"?
1.Is get speech form of "be" in passive structure?

Ex:A. Are you studying still? it's 2 o'clock in the morning.
B.I know I just can't seem to get them cut up.

What's the meaning for "cut up" here?
cut up:1.to behave in a playful,comic, or boisterous way,clown.
2.to criticize severely.

So (Get them cut up) :The student doesn't want to be criticized by other or maybe be made fun of .
I think Get + P.P is the same as (Am,is,are)in passive structure.

Thanks in advance
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1. It is a sort of 'passive' formation, but it is better think of 'get' as what they call the 'resulting copula', since it is difficult to assign an agent, and 'cut up' serves for a predicate adjective as much as it does for a participle.

2. I need more context before I can guess what the verb means here. Nothing even suggests what 'them' might be.
A. Are you studying still? it's 2 o'clock in the morning.
B.I know I just can't seem to get them cut up.

Do you mean this, by chance?

- Are you still studying? It's 2 o'clock in the morning.
- I know. I just can't seem to get caught up.

CJ
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Hi CalifJim,

What do you mean "I just can't seem to get caught up"? Can you tell me?

Thanks
TN
'Catch up' = reach the point where one should be after a delay
Yes, That's it, I misheard this verb.I don't know how to deal with this problem.Any way thanks to shed light upon this ,dear teacher-You always help me at a crunch timeEmotion: clap
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Thanks Mr.Micawber.That was helpful.
What do you mean by resulting copula?
A copula is a linking verb. 'Resulting' means that it indicates the result of the action, I suppose.

First, I get tired, then I am tired. 'Tired' is the result' of 'get', while 'tired' is the current condition of 'tired'.
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