Today, let’s look at 4 words with the same basic meaning (get) but different use:
1. To win means to get a prize for taking part in something or to get the best result.
I won a game of poker on my phone and got some virtual money.
2. To earn means to get something in return for your work. It’s usually something you deserve like money.
I earn money by teaching English.
3. Gain and obtain both mean to get something useful, but gain can also mean increase (weight, speed, height)
I ate chocolate all day yesterday and I gained 2 kilos as a result.
And you use obtain when you got something by asking or working for it, buying it or creating it from something else.
She obtained a map of the jungle from the salesman.
How about you obtain a score by completing the exercises below?
I hope you will gain and obtain more with each day of your lives! Enjoy your weekend! 🙂