Does the sentence below sound natural to you? Is it grammatically correct to use 'become' in the present perfect prograssive tense? Thank you!
- Riding on an airplane has been becoming more and more safe over the years.
- Flying an airplane HAS been becoming safer over recent years.
I have a question about "have been becoming". My teacher at school says that "Jenny has been getting a cold for the last week" is incorrect. But I don't get it. Don't 'become' and 'get' both have the same meaning? Why is one correct while the other is incorrect?
2. "To get a cold / to catch a cold" is the phrase we use for that particular illness. We don't "become" a cold. That suggests that you are changing your body from being a person to being a cold (obviously impossible!)
"To get" and "to become" are interchangeable when followed by an adjective:
I'm getting fat.
I'm becoming fat.
He's getting tired.
He's becoming tired.
It's getting cold.
It's becoming cold.
When followed by a noun, "to get" means "to obtain" or similar.
Mind you, if they said should, they're not laying down the law
Would you please tell me whether the sentence below makes sense? If not, please tell me the reason. Thank you!
- Jenny has been becoming ill for the last week.