I've always thought when 'use,' or any other verbs for that matter, is used purely in the passive mode, you would most likely use 'very much,' not just 'very' to modify it, if you want to use 'very' to intensify the degree of it ... until I came across this. If it was an adjective, then 'very' would be suitable .... Could 'very' be used too?
I'm not sure I understand what you're saying here, gato. Another word is not necessary when using got. Got is a common word to replace was in many instances. I understand "He got arrested" very well and I'd say it is very used. (English only forum: get)