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    Cool gain/save

    Hello,

    Are suppose to use "gain" or "save" in this case? :

    -I'm going to move house, that way I'll be 25 km closer to work, I'll save /gain 15 minutes of driving.

    Thank you
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    Re: gain/save

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello,

    Are suppose to use "gain" or "save" in this case? :

    -I'm going to move house, that way I'll be 25 km closer to work, I'll save /gain 15 minutes of driving.

    Thank you
    W
    "save" is correct."Gain time" is an expression which does not suit this sentence.

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    Re: gain/save

    If anything, to gain 15 minutes of driving would mean you drove for a longer time, not a shorter time.

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    Re: gain/save

    Will, it's "are we supposed", not "are suppose".

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    Cool Re: gain/save

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    Will, it's "are we supposed", not "are suppose".
    Yes, you are right, sorry I typed too fast without proofreading.

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