Interested in Language
What is the most common (American) way to expressing the idea of getting distracted/diverted by something?
For example: I was driving my car got distracted and run into a post. What word or phrase do you use so that it sounds most natural? Not for oficcial stuff just while talking to your friends etc.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
No, nothing specific. I am not even sure if "got distracted" is correct or appropriate in such examples. That's why I'm wondering how to sound natural.
Corrections noted. Thank you.