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A pregnant woman got [into / onto] trouble while she was using the Metro in Paris. She was given a 60-euro fine for walking the wrong way [long / along] a station platform. Sixty euros is about $74. The woman said she [gave / took] a shortcut because she wanted to save [many / some] time on her journey. However, inspectors at Concorde station [caught / trapped] her and immediately [fined / fired] her. A spokesman for the Paris Metro told the AFP news agency that the woman [correctly / correct] got a fine for not following the rules. He said the rules were there to control the [flown / flow] of people so everyone can get to trains or out of stations more [quick / quickly] . He added that the "walk this way" systems are [clearly / clear] marked with easy-to-see signs in the stations.

The [incident / incidence] has got lots of people talking on [social / socially] media. Many users are [angry / angrily] that a pregnant woman was fined because she didn't want to walk a long way. A spokesman for a passenger group said the fine was "completely stupid" and that the rules [necessary / needed] to change. A woman on social media [complained / complaint] with a similar story. She said: "I was the only person [on / in] the corridor when they stopped me. It's unacceptable." The Metro responded to [complains / complaints] with a message that read: "I am sorry [that / then] this situation surprises you, but these are the [currant / current] regulations. In the same way that if a car drives in a [prohibited / exhibited] area, the car's driver (who is breaking the law) receives a fine."

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