Please read the following sentences:
- My bike has had two punctures in the last three weeks.
- I got a flat tyre.
- My bike got a flat tyre.
- My bike got punctured or The tyre of my bike got punctured (Which one is correct?)
In the first sentence, from Cambridge, 'puncture' is used as a noun. But can it be used as a verb, like in the third and the fourth sentences?
Could you help me understand when to use flat tyre and when to use puncture ??
Consider the situation -
If I am late to the office and I want to give this excuse of puncture, then how should I frame my sentence? And will that sentence be applicable to bicycles, bikes, cars, buses (public transport) or any other transport.
Is the word 'puncture' used in American English ??