get ___ed

For actions that other people do to you, you can use "got ___ed". Usually this structure suggests that the action was negative:

I got yelled at.

I got punished.

He got thrown in jail.

For positive actions, it's more common to use the "was ___ed" form:

I was praised for my presentation to the board.

When you use this structure, remember to include the words like "at" which go along with the verb.

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