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    #1

    to collapse

    "The city was at a standstill. People had stopped using their cars and began taking buses. The bus drivers were forced to work overtime, and decided to go on strike. With no buses, the transit system ______________"

    Is "collapsed" a suitable word?

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    Re: to collapse

    Yes.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: to collapse

    You could also use "ground to a halt".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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