Thursday, May 17, 2007

Confusing Words

  • Anything with four or more wheels (like a car, a bus, a lorry or a train) we drive;

  • Anything with two wheels or that we straddle (like a horse, a bike, motorbike or scooter) we ride, (even though you need a driving license to ride a motorbike.

Consider the following:

I had never driven such a powerful car before.
I hadn’t ridden a bike for over twenty years and wondered if I would remember how to.

Note that when we are passengers rather than drivers, we ride in cars and trains, but we tend to ride on buses.

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