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I thought • slammed into • his fault
shaken up • pull in
  1. Driving is really difficult here. People will just front of you without looking.
  2. After he crashed his motorcycle he was really .
  3. He was running so fast to get the ball that he couldn't stop and he the fence.
  4. Living with her is very different than it would be.
  5. It's we missed the plane because he got lost on the way to the airport.
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Mixer #78 Vehicle Accidents

Various people discuss their experiences with accidents.

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than I thought

It was going faster than I thought.

When something is different than we expected, we say it was different 'than I thought'.  Notice the following:

  1. Our trip to South America was different than we thought.
  2. Studying abroad was different than I thought.

slammed into

It slammed right into my car.

When we 'slam into' something, that means we hit it with a lot of power or speed.  Notice the following:

  1. The race car slammed into the wall.
  2. The hijacked plane slammed into the building.

my fault

It was completely my fault.

When we are responsible for something bad that has happened, we say it is 'my fault.'  Notice the following:

  1. It's my fault we missed the train.
  2. Sorry, it's my fault.

shaken up

I was really shaken up.

Someone who is 'shaken up' is shocked, scared or slightly injured by something that has happened to them.  Notice the following:

  1. He was a bit shaken up, but OK.
  2. It's natural to be shaken up after an accident.

pulled in front of

Somebody pulled in front of me.

When a car unexpectedly moves in front of us, we say it 'pulled in front of me'.  Notice the following:

  1. He pulled in front of me without signaling.
  2. A car suddenly pulled in front of me.

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