hook or get caught?

Adrenalina

Senior Member
Spanish, Spain
Hello,

I don't know if "get caught works in this sentence:"we cover that rivet with a piece of the silicone tubing to avoid the thread to get caught". Would it be better to say "...to avoid the thread to hook". This is an article about fishing, by the way.

Thank you so much :)
 
  • Orange Blossom

    Senior Member
    U.S.A. English
    In fishing, one hooks a fish; but thread never hooks unless it hooks on something, but then we generally would say 'catch on something'.

    We cover that the rivet with a piece of the silicone tubing to avoid [keep might be a better word here] the thread to from getting caught [on the rivet.?].

    Orange Blossom
     

    camillethecat

    New Member
    USA, English
    Adrenalina,

    I would say, "We cover that rivet with a piece of the silicone tubing to keep the thread from getting caught."
     
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