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    Default Re: tank up or gas up

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Yes, both verbs take an object. (transitive)

    So what you're saying is, "we have to gas up" would be wrong and "we have to gas up our/the car" would be correct?

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    Default Re: tank up or gas up

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    So what you're saying is, "we have to gas up" would be wrong and "we have to gas up our/the car" would be correct?
    I was just saying that the definition of "tank up'' given in a LONGMAN dictionary mentioned in my previous post seems to be incorrect or not widely used.

    Gas up and fill up are both correct and they may take an object.

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    Default Re: tank up or gas up

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    I was just saying that the definition of "tank up'' given in a LONGMAN dictionary mentioned in my previous post seems to be incorrect or not widely used.

    Gas up and fill up are both correct and they may take an object.
    What is your opinion Jasmin 165 on "tank up" I mean its defenition?

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    Default Re: tank up or gas up

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    I was just saying that the definition of "tank up'' given in a LONGMAN dictionary mentioned in my previous post seems to be incorrect or not widely used.

    Gas up and fill up are both correct and they may take an object.
    My question was directed to RonBee.

    I've never heard anyone say "tank up."

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    Default Re: tank up or gas up

    I've never met it, but they use a corpus I think, so its use must be attested somewhere. (Incidentally - there was a typo in my last post [which I could defend as betraying a Lusophone tendency, but in fact was just a slip]: infintIVe.)

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    Default Re: tank up or gas up

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    So what you're saying is, "we have to gas up" would be wrong and "we have to gas up our/the car" would be correct?
    "We have to gas up" seems fine to me. Perhaps that is because the object (the car) is implied.


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