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  1. Anonymous
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    Gas her up.

    Is this understanding correct?
    1. gas up the car - US
    2. fill up the car - UK
    Also which is more natural:
    1. Gas (fill) HER up with regular.
    or
    2. Gas (fill) IT up with regular.
    Thank you.

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    Re: Gas her up.

    I would say that all of them are used here (USA).

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    Re: Gas her up.

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    I would say that all of them are used here (USA).

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    Thank you very much.
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    Hey! It's good to see you here!

    If you don't mind, how did you find this forum (I thought you were Delphi based)?

    Regardless, welcome to UsingEnglish!
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    In BE, we don't use the word 'gas' for car fuel, so 'gas her up' wouldn't make that much sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    In BE, we don't use the word 'gas' for car fuel, so 'gas her up' wouldn't make that much sense.
    So what do you say in the UK?

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    Normally it would be petrol or diesel, although the DVLA do use gas in the driving test.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    Normally it would be petrol or diesel, although the DVLA do use gas in the driving test.
    Thanks, Red! :D

    DVLA = Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (UK)

    Right?

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    Right
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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