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Allegromoderato2

Senior Member
Portuguese
I have found the following phrase on a website made by a Brazilian. I suspect that is not correct. Could anyone confirm if so? :)))

"Mary got her shoe lodged in the escalator."
It sounds odd. I would rewrite it as: "Mary's shoes lodged in the escalator."
 
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    Senior Member
    American English
    First, one shoe, not both. Second, I would say "Mary's shoe got caught in the escalator."

    Lodged is not correct. Trapped might work, but I prefer "caught."
     

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    Senior Member
    American English
    I don't use "lodged," that's all. Perhaps there's someone out there who does. Even in the case of this accident, I would use "caught" or "trapped," but I'm being generous – I really would use "caught."

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