Getting an accident

Posted by on September 29th, 2017 | 0 comments | collocation, IELTS, Indo English, mengalami kecelakaan, speaking, vocabulary, writing

I drove to town this morning and got an accident.

In English you don’t ‘get‘ an accident, you ‘have‘ one.┬áIf you say you drove to town and got an accident, it sounds as though you bought an accident, perhaps from a shop that sells accidents? Depending on the type of accident, you might need a very large shopping bag!
Admittedly the context of your sentence makes meaning clear, but if you want a high score for vocabulary in IELTS writing, try to use stronger collocation:

  • I drove to town this morning and had an accident.

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