Hi teachers~

I haven't heard sb saying "I am getting happy. or I got happy." but I have heard "I am getting hungry. or I got hungry."

I don't think it's about grammar.

Why is that?

Thank you~

pen slide 883I haven't heard sb anybody saying "I am getting happy" or "I got happy."

You might if you watch people drinking (alcohol).


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Thanks for the corrections~~

Are there any rules?

I wonder why get happy isn't used.

Can you say get happy is wrong?

pen slide 883I wonder why get happy isn't used.

I just gave you an example where "get happy" could be used.

Why would I say it's wrong?

I think you might need a better example of whatever it is you're asking about.


Thanks again~~

The reason is that my tutor told me it's wrong when I said "I got happy."(I am not sure if I used 'getting or got') and I happen to teach English myself, so I was curious.

I was gong to ask her but I couldn't wait for the answer.^^

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pen slide 883The reason is that my tutor told me it's wrong when I said "I got happy."

Well, you probably weren't talking about that special case where you were trying to say that you had been drinking. In that case "I got happy" might sound a little strange.

You're right that it's not about grammar. It's hard to separate which expressions go with 'get' and which do not. However, there is a whole family of words that do go with 'get', and they are mostly past participles that indicate some unpleasant event:

get killed, get torn, get broken, get damaged, get fired, ...

See Get behaved vs behaved


Thanks a lot again.

I totally get it.

The question just popped into my head when I thought about 'getting hungry or angry.'

I never say 'get happy'.

I don't know why I said it.