J asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 year ago

What is the correct way to say this, because I got into a debate with my gfs sister.?

My gf was eating whataburger late at night and I told her “YOU’RE GONNA GET OBESE” her sister then says “YOU MEAN, YOU’RE GONNA GET OBESITY” this starting the argument.

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  • 1 year ago

    You're gonna get obese.

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  • John P
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    In writing you should never use those horrible slang forms such as "gonna" and "wanna" and "trynna" unless you are making a direct report of somebody's speech forms.

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  • 1 year ago

    they are both correct

    its more natural to say you are going to get obese

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  • 1 year ago

    Most native speakers wouldn't think of saying 'You're going to get obesity' but she was actually being logical. We often use the verb 'get' for a medical condition, eg Sammy got cancer; Susie got the flu; Jamie got pneumonia, Vladimir got TB.

    Don't forget that 'get' is used in many, many ways. You meant it in the sense of 'become' (it's getting warmer; Robert's getting older; you'll get tired if you don't rest) but your gf's sister was using it in the sense of 'acquire' or 'catch' [get a cold / catch a cold].

    Grammatically speaking they are both correct. It's just that NORMALLY people say 'You'll get obese / fat'.

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  • Todd
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    become obese not get obese

    • bluebellbkk
      Lv 7
      1 year agoReport

      Nothing wrong with saying 'You'll get obese'. You'll get fat; you'll get tired; you'll get bored; you'll get wet; you'll get sleepy.

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  • 1 year ago

    INCORRECT: YOU’RE GONNA GET OBESITY.

    CORRECT (technical): YOU’RE GOING TO GET OBESE.

    • Logan1 year agoReport

      Not sure why there are thumbs down on this since it's correct LOL

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  • 1 year ago

    you have used get in the sense of become, and she is using it in the sense of come into possession. Neither is wrong in the common north american vernacular.

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  • 1 year ago

    mate, shurrup and gerra burger darn yer

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  • 1 year ago

    both are correct, however, you should both likely take 7 pickles and engorge yourselves on them to settle the score.

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  • 1 year ago

    Just don’t say it, I am sure one whataburger is not going to cause obesity.

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