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    "i got" versus "i was"


    could someone explain when to use "i got" and "i was"?

    "i got nervous" or "i was nervous"?

    "i got held up by the traffic" or "i was held up by the traffic"?

    does "get" imply a sudden change of state?


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    Re: "i got" versus "i was"

    I was is describing your state from the start of the event you are describing until otherwise stated.

    I got, in this case means I became, you started in one state, then the state changed. This doesn't necessarily imply a sudden change of state though.


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