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This exercise practises uses of the verb get indicating a change of state. This construction is made up of get with a positive or comparative adjective, e.g. get big or get bigger. Choose the correct adjective for each sentence from the list below and put it in as either in its positive form or its comparative form. Don't forget to put get in the correct form.

annoying, attractive, big-headed, bright, efficient, impatient, inquisitive, long, overgrown, polluted, skilful, stubborn

1. My son's three now and he's (1) . He often refuses to do what I say, even if I say I'll punish him.

2. I really must do something about the garden before it completely (2) and becomes a total mess.

3. I didn't mind next door's parties at first, but over the last few weeks they've really been (3) with the noise and disturbance, and I'm beginning to lose my patience.

4. Don't (4) like that! You'll have your chance to play in the team soon, but you'll just have to wait a little longer.

5. I love it when spring comes and the days start (5) . You can sit out in the garden in the evening and relax.

6. Now that the city is (6) more and more, I'm really thinking of moving into the country for my health and the fresh air.

7. Little Jimmy's really (7) these days. He's asking all sorts of questions about anything and everything.

8. I can't believe it. your sister has really (8) since I last saw her. She certainly seems to be the centre of attention.

9. If you don't have the basic ability it's difficult to (9) in any sport, but some athletes succeed through dedication and hard work.

10. The rain's stopped and it's (10) so I think we'll be able to go out for a picnic after all.

11. If the company can (11) we can increase our output and turnover and have more money to invest in expansion.

12. OK, just because you passed all your exams there's no need to (12) like that. You may not do so well next time.