“my tire flattened”
Hi All. Take a look at this if you will:
“And my tire flattened as I was riding it to work this morning. The leak was slow enough that I could limp to work by pumping it up along the way (not recommended procedure, but tolerable for very short distances.)”
Do you, or have you ever, used the expression (my/the tire flattened)?
It expresses an inchoative (bridging or transitional ) event. It focuses on the transition between “tyre is not flat” to “tyre is flat”. But would you, have you ever, or do you, use it?
I liked him within a minute.
The weather changed.
The car rolled down the hill.
My situation changed this morning.
Stevie is ripping his script up. (causative-inchoative)