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  1. milan2003_07's Avatar
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    #1

    cab/taxi

    Hi,

    Is there any difference between the words "cab" and "taxi"? Can they both be used in the following situations:

    1) When we're talking about the service:

    I regularly go by cab/in a cab from the airport to the central square when I arrive in London

    cab/taxi drivers aleways expect you to tip them

    2) When we're talking about a car itself:

    Taxi/cab cars run regularly between the main railway station and all bus stations in the city

    Best

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    #2

    Re: cab/taxi

    They are completely interchangeable for me, but I call them cabs and taxis, not cab cars and taxi cars.

    You can take a cab/taxi.
    How much will a cab/taxi from here to the airport run me? (How much will it cost?)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: cab/taxi

    As a speaker of BrE, I use only 'taxi'.

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