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Car accident situation:(Vocabulary)

Discussion in 'English Only' started by roniy, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. roniy Senior Member

    Brooklyn NY
    ISRAEL: Fluent Hebrew ( Speak Russian, Learning English)
    If I have been involved in a car accident, How shuld I say:

    "I have crashed/smashed my car into his car"
    " I have crashed/smashed into his car"

    I know that there are other possibilities but I am looking for this specific example.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Random1 Senior Member

    Upstate New York (State)
    English - USA
    I would say "I (have) crashed into his car." Smash does not seem normal to me to use with a car, but I think you can.
     
  3. daviesri Senior Member

    Houston, TX
    USA English
    "I crashed....". I would drop the "have". I have heard smashed used also but crashed would be more common.
     
  4. roniy Senior Member

    Brooklyn NY
    ISRAEL: Fluent Hebrew ( Speak Russian, Learning English)
    Got it ... thanks.

    But if I did an accident with my friend and we talk about this with someone else how to say it ?:
    "we crashed one into the other "
    or
    "we crashed into each other"
    ???
     
  5. Random1 Senior Member

    Upstate New York (State)
    English - USA
    You can say "We crashed into eachother."
     
  6. daviesri Senior Member

    Houston, TX
    USA English
    I would say, "We ran into each other."
     
  7. roniy Senior Member

    Brooklyn NY
    ISRAEL: Fluent Hebrew ( Speak Russian, Learning English)
    Didn't think about this option, thank you.

    I think I understand the correct usage
    Thank you all :)
     

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