Please check the following sentences. Which is better, (1) or (2)?
Can the word "undulated" be replaced with "shook" or "vibrated" ?
(1) As the bus undulated with the road's uneven surface, the woman struggled to get a firm foothold.
(2) As the bus was undulating with the road's uneven surface, the woman struggled to get a firm foothold.
Last edited by Ashiuhto; 01-Dec-2010 at 00:17. Reason: typo
I'm confused by your sentence "..., as the bus driver struggled to get a foothold." I wonder how the bus driver can struggle to get a firm foothold while he was driving the bus. Since the bus driver was sitting on driver's seat, he didn't need to get a foothold. It should be the straphangers that need to get a firm foothold lest they might slip and fall on the bus. Maybe my recognition is wrong, please give me more explanations or examples.