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    Hello

    would you please tell me if the following sentences are OK? and if so, is there any difference among them?

    -I got caught in the traffic jam while I was driving home.
    -I was stuck in the traffic jam while I was driving home.
    -I got stuck in the traffic jam while I was driving home.

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    Default Re: get caught vs get stuck

    get caught up:
    Meaning: to become involved in something, often without wanting to:
    Example:
    They were having an argument and somehow I got caught up in it.

    get stuck in OR get stuck into:
    Meaning: to start doing something enthusiastically:
    Example:
    We showed them where the crates had to be moved to, and they got stuck in straightaway.
    You really got stuck into your food (= ate your food quickly) - you must have been hungry.
    Mum brought in the sandwiches and told us to get stuck in.

    About 'was stuck...' - your 2nd sentence:
    I believe '.....was stuck in a traffic jam' and your 1st sentence means the same.

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    Default Re: get caught vs get stuck

    Quote Originally Posted by abdmlkbd View Post
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    About 'was stuck...' - your 2nd sentence:
    I believe '.....was stuck in a traffic jam' and your 1st sentence means the same.


    I was struck in a traffic jam, when a tramp came by with a bucket and offered to clean my windscreen.

    I got stuck in a traffic jam when some idiot double-parked in a narrow street.


    If you got stuck, that's an event; if you were stuck, that's a background to other events in a narrative.

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    Last edited by BobK; 07-Apr-2009 at 16:24. Reason: Add summary

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    Default Re: get caught vs get stuck

    interesting BobK! thanks....

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