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    M56 Guest

    Default "My tire flattened on the way to work."

    Have you ever heard anyone say something like:

    "My tire flattened on the way to work."

    Do you use "flattened" in an inchoative* way?

    *The start, beginning or "between intervals" nature of an event.

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    Default Re: "My tire flattened on the way to work."

    Have you ever heard anyone say something like:

    "My tire flattened on the way to work."
    I have heard 'flattened' used like this,

    "My tire flattened a cat on the way to work."
    (flatened= crushed flat)

    Normally, Britishers would say, "My tire punctured on the way to work." or "I had a puncture on the way to work."

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    Arrow Re: "My tire flattened on the way to work."

    I hardly heard enyone sayin.. punctured.. ppl usually use flattened..

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    Default Re: "My tire flattened on the way to work."

    Quote Originally Posted by Temico
    <I have heard 'flattened' used like this,

    "My tire flattened a cat on the way to work."
    (flatened= crushed flat)>

    Yes, that use is very common.

    <Normally, Britishers would say, "My tire punctured on the way to work." or "I had a puncture on the way to work."
    >

    I agree, they would. They would spell it as "tyre" though.

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    M56 Guest

    Default Re: "My tire flattened on the way to work."

    Quote Originally Posted by Ms.Arain
    I hardly heard enyone sayin.. punctured.. ppl usually use flattened..
    I seems as if some do:

    "And my tire flattened as I was riding it to work this morning. The leak was slow enough that I could limp to work by pumping it up along the way (not recommended procedure, but tolerable for very short distances.)"

    http://www.mememachinego.com/archives/000817.html


    As Ashton hurried past the front of the vehicle, the driver put the car in gear, and it lurched forward. Ashton barely dodged the accelerating vehicle, while simultaneously firing a round intended for the driver, but instead struck the right rear tire. The suspects were able to drive only a short distance before the tire flattened and they were apprehended by Deputies.

    http://www.porac.org/ldf/articles/may%209%201997.html

    Jedrzejekís day came to a grinding halt on lap thirty when the left rear tire flattened at speed on the backchute. Timmy Jís machine spun around backwards smacking the wall with a tremendous amount of force sending him sliding all the way to turn four. Jedrzejek was transported to the hospital with broken ribs, concussion and a bruised lung. During the red Jon Henes and Doug Saunier both pitted and returned to the tail of the field.


    http://www.tjslideways.com//modules....rticle&sid=352

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    Default Re: "My tire flattened on the way to work."

    Quote Originally Posted by M56
    Have you ever heard anyone say something like: "My tire flattened on the way to work."
    How does it differ from, say, the door opened?

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