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    scott833 is offline Senior Member
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    Can somebody help me correct these sentences?

    1) She trip over/on the sidewalk lid and fell down, hurting her arm.
    2) Her heels was/got caught in the gutter.
    3) My hand was/got caught in between two chairs.

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    Re: Can somebody help me correct these sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by scott833 View Post

    1) She tripped over/on the sidewalk lid kerb and fell down, hurting her arm.

    Tripped (past tense) - tripped over (in the UK at least) - no such thing as a sidewalk lid, I think you mean kerb (curb in the USA)

    2) Her heels was/got caught in the gutter.

    Heel (singular) - was caught and got caught are both possible.

    3) My hand was/got caught (in) between two chairs.

    Was caught and got caught are both possible - "in" is not entirely necessary, you can just say "caught between two chairs".

    With your was/caught query, it depends what you are trying to describe.

    Her heel was caught - this is a description of the scene, her heel is already caught in the gutter.

    Her heel got caught - this specifies the actual action of getting her heel caught and suggests that it happened as you were watching.

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    Re: Can somebody help me correct these sentences?

    Tripped (past tense) - tripped over (in the UK at least) - no such thing as a sidewalk lid, I think you mean kerb (curb in the USA).
    I think he means a manhole cover.

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    Re: Can somebody help me correct these sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    I think he means a manhole cover.
    Ah!!! Yes, I think you're right! If so, I would be inclined to say "She tripped on the manhole cover."

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    Re: Can somebody help me correct these sentences?

    Thanks for helping me, i really appreciate it.

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