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    Arrow Skip (Out On) The Fare

    Would any native readers think that "skip the fare" and "skip out on the fare" are the different, or am I looking for nuances that are simply not there and native reader don't care about?

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    Default Re: Skip (Out On) The Fare

    I've never heard "skip the fare." You "skip" something like a meeting that is not important. Or you skip dessert because you are trying to lose weight.

    To "skip out" on a fare is to suddenly leave a taxi and run off without paying.

    "To skip" and "to skip out" are different. No nuance involved.

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    Default Re: Skip (Out On) The Fare

    4 Sexual Assault Victims Tell of N.Y.P.D. Treatment - NYTimes.com
    Ms. LeBlanc, 27, said she later learned that the cabdriver who drove them to her apartment had called the police because the man skipped the fare. Ms. LeBlanc said she also had several charges on her credit card that she believed the man had made, including one for a hotel in the city.
    Could it be a typo in the new article?
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    Default Re: Skip (Out On) The Fare

    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyA View Post
    Could it be an typo in the new article?
    No. It's more likely that the writer, like most normal native speakers, is not too concerned about speaking/writing English in the way that the purists would have us speak/write.

    As I have said before, more than once, many of your questions are about things that simply do not worry the average native speaker. Very few people speak or write in the way that grammar books suggest they do. Most of the native speakers who respond to questions in this forum are interested in language, and most of us write a fairly standard English. However, if you could hear us talking informally with our friends, you would probably be shocked at some of the 'ungrammatical' things we say - perfectly naturally and acceptably in the situations in which we find ourselves.

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