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    • Join Date: Feb 2005
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    #1

    'trapped in the ticket wicket / booth'

    'I carelessly put a calling card in the [ ticket wicket / ticket booth] and was trapped in the machine'

    I'm not sure whether this sentence is correct or not.
    1) Which is better, 'ticket wicket' or 'ticket booth'?
    2) Is 'trapped' correct?
    TNX.

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    Re: 'trapped in the ticket wicket / booth'

    Quote Originally Posted by peppy_man
    'I carelessly put a calling card in the [ ticket wicket / ticket booth] and was trapped in the machine'

    I'm not sure whether this sentence is correct or not.
    1) Which is better, 'ticket wicket' or 'ticket booth'?
    2) Is 'trapped' correct?
    TNX.
    I would say a "ticket booth"
    as for the verb in the next sentence I would say the card got caught in the machine.


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    Re: 'trapped in the ticket wicket / booth'

    Thank you, Marylin.

    >I would say a "ticket booth"
    >as for the verb in the next sentence I would say the card got caught in the >machine.

    Thanks for your explanation.
    The sentence is about the automatic ticket booth which checks tickets.
    (Though this is a fiction ), I carelessly put a calling card for telephone calls in the machine, which found the card invalid. So 'I' got caught in the machine, though 'the card' also was caught in the machine. In this case, 'I got caught in the machine' is correct?
    Last edited by peppy_man; 17-Sep-2005 at 09:20.

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    Re: 'trapped in the ticket wicket / booth'

    It's OK to say the card got caught in the machine but you didn't get caught, unless a part of your body got literally stuck in it. I think you found yourself trapped in the sense that you didn't want to leave without the card behind and you didn't know what to do. I think it sounds all right.



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    #5

    Re: 'trapped in the ticket wicket / booth'

    Quote Originally Posted by peppy_man
    'I carelessly put a calling card in the [ ticket wicket / ticket booth] and was trapped in the machine'

    I'm not sure whether this sentence is correct or not.
    1) Which is better, 'ticket wicket' or 'ticket booth'?
    2) Is 'trapped' correct?
    TNX.
    In some countries, when you use an invalid card or a legitimate ticket which has the wrong destination, doors, small gates actually, open which 'trap' you.

    I carelessly put a calling card in the ticket slot and I was trapped in the ticket wicket.
    Last edited by DBP; 17-Sep-2005 at 08:42. Reason: left an errant beacket in my text


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    #6

    Re: 'trapped in the ticket wicket / booth'

    Marylin, DBP, thanks!

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