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    Proper usage of the word gauge?

    Hi there

    I just learned the word gauge, which as far as I understand means some kind of a display, displaying a certain measured variable, like for instance speed. I used it like this, and I would like to know if my usage of it is ok:

    Also what are you thoughts on the gas prices, are you also worried about how
    fast the gauge at the gas station is ticking?



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    Re: Proper usage of the word gauge?

    There's nothing wrong with your sentence. I think most people would simply refer to how fast the numbers are moving on the gas pump. Technically speaking, it is the amount of gasoline being gauged by the pump, and that gauge moves just as fast at $1 per gallon as it does at $4.

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    Re: Proper usage of the word gauge?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    There's nothing wrong with your sentence. I think most people would simply refer to how fast the numbers are moving on the gas pump. Technically speaking, it is the amount of gasoline being gauged by the pump, and that gauge moves just as fast at $1 per gallon as it does at $4.
    Yes, the fuel gauge does; but the price gauge would tick 4 times as fast wouldn't it? (Well it would if were analogue. But digital gauges would still go through all the numbers cent per cent.)
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    Re: Proper usage of the word gauge?

    Yeah well I am referring to the price gauge, and yes if it was an analogue one, it would be ticking faster with higher gas prices. If it were a digital gauge, I guess one could say that the numbers would change at a faster pace or something?

    And thanks for the feedback :)

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