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Hi, akcpenguin,

Although "get" and "become" are both verbs of process, "get" is also verb of movement which enables it to work with adverbs of place (get close, get near) -- which is not the case with "become." Notice that if "close to" is not there, neither "get" nor "become" works:

* The temperature can become 40 degrees Celsius here.
* The temperature can get 40 degrees Celsius here.

We can only use be, or reach, or get to (as explained above):

- The temperature can reach 40 degrees Celsius here.
- The temperature can get to 40 degrees Celsius here.

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