Results 1 to 7 of 7
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Ukrainian
      • Home Country:
      • Ukraine
      • Current Location:
      • Ukraine

    • Join Date: Sep 2010
    • Posts: 3,469
    #1

    steal a ride

    If I was going to jump the turnstile and ride the subway, would it work to say "I'm going to steal a ride."?

  1. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,983
    #2

    Re: steal a ride

    Possibly.

  2. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,849
    #3

    Re: steal a ride

    It wouldn't work in BrE. We don't say that we "ride" or "take a ride on" the Tube/underground.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  3. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,983
    #4

    Re: steal a ride

    But in this context, "jumping a turnstile" means "to avoid paying the fare".

  4. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,849
    #5

    Re: steal a ride

    Was that aimed at the OP or at me? If at me, I'm aware what it means. But the phrase "steal a ride" still doesn't work in BrE, because we don't use the word "ride" at all in connection with the underground.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  5. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,983
    #6

    Re: steal a ride

    But what would call it in the expression "steal a/n X on the"? I was unaware that in BrE people don't ride the subway/tube/underground.

  6. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,849
    #7

    Re: steal a ride

    The only expression I can think of is "fare dodge". The people who jump over the barriers and avoid paying are "fare dodgers". I should have pointed out that not only do we not use the word "ride" in this context, but we don't use the word "steal" in it either.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

Similar Threads

  1. I ride a taxi/ I ride in a taxi/ I ride on a bus
    By wotcha in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 28-Dec-2011, 15:39
  2. ride a bike / ride bikes
    By sitifan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-Mar-2010, 02:34
  3. steal someone's thunder
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-May-2009, 23:44
  4. steal and steal on
    By jesson cui in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23-May-2008, 03:35
  5. Ride by, ride past and stop by
    By nicolas in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 22-Jan-2004, 12:41

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •