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Is it okay to say, "The moment the earthquake shook the building, I got under the table"?
In your speech and writing, try to avoid use of the word "got". It is a poor substitute for more descriptive words that bring your writing and speech to life:
"The moment the earthquake shook the building, I
'ducked' , 'shot', as colloquial alternatives to 'got'
under the table"
You're putting a lot of effort and time into learning English. Don't settle for the most basic, mundane expression of the language.
Last edited by David L.; 03-Mar-2009 at 16:19.
Hi David, thanks for your post.
Don't settle for the most basic, mundane expression of the language.
I really appreciate this advice. I'll always keep it in mind.