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    On the petrol

    "It's a great car, although it's a bit expensive on the petrol."

    How can you explain that phrase?

    "It's a great car, although it runs on expensive petrol" (??)

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    Re: On the petrol

    No, it means the car uses a lot of gasoline. It's miles per gallon is low, as Americans would put it. I think Europeans measure liters per 100 km, in which case the number would be high for this car.

    It's "fuel economy" is poor.

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    Re: On the petrol

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    It's "fuel economy" is poor.
    Its "fuel economy"...

    Oh sorry, you're native :)
    It's = It is, it has

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    Re: On the petrol

    Would Americans say "...it's a bit expensive on the gas"?

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    Re: On the petrol

    I think Europeans measure liters per 100 km
    In the UK we say miles per gallon, though we have to buy our petrol by the litre.

    Rover

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    Re: On the petrol

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    In the UK we say miles per gallon, though we have to buy our petrol by the litre.

    Rover
    To the best of my knowledge the UK has never been considered as a part of Europe. Great politician of the UK, Winston Churchill said, 'We are with Europe but not of it'.

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    Re: On the petrol

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    To the best of my knowledge the UK has never been considered as a part of Europe. Great politician of the UK, Winston Churchill said, 'We are with Europe but not of it'.
    Whatever W. Churchill said the UK is geographically part of Europe, and since 1970 is part of the European Union.

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    Re: On the petrol

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Whatever W. Churchill said the UK is geographically part of Europe, and since 1970 is part of the European Union.
    Yes, you're quite right. But you're still out of EU zone and that tells its own story (here I mean the UK didn't replace their currency with the euro).

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    Re: On the petrol

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsunmoon View Post
    Would Americans say "...it's a bit expensive on the gas"?
    Yes.

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    Re: On the petrol

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    Yes, you're quite right. But you're still out of EU zone and that tells its own story (here I mean the UK didn't replace their currency with the euro).
    We're not in the Euro Zone, that's correct. We retained our currency. But it is specifically called the EURO Zone, not the EU Zone. There is a big difference between the Euro and the EU.

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