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    #1

    Do we drive a boat, a ship, a submarine or rocket.

    Do we drive "a boat" or "a ship" or "a submarine"? And how about rockects?

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    #2

    Re: Do we drive a boat, a ship, a submarine or rocket.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Do we drive "a boat" or "a ship" or "a submarine"?

    And how about rockets?
    I'll wait until you answer my post in the thread below before I open this thread.

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...-car-or-on-bus

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    #3

    Re: Do we drive a boat, a ship, a submarine or rocket.

    1- Note that rockets are not vehicles. You may be thinking of spaceships, in which case "pilot" may be the verb you're looking for.

    2- For a boat, you can use "drive", but "row", "sail", "navigate" or even "steer" might be more appropriate.

    3- For a ship, try "sail", "pilot" or "navigate"; "drive" can work in certain contexts.

    4- For a submarine, "drive" is okay.

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    #4

    Re: Do we drive a boat, a ship, a submarine or rocket.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    1- Note that rockets are not vehicles. You may be thinking of spaceships, in which case "pilot" may be the verb you're looking for.

    2- For a boat, you can use "drive", but "row", "sail", "navigate" or even "steer" might be more appropriate.

    3- For a ship, try "sail", "pilot" or "navigate"; "drive" can work in certain contexts.

    4- For a submarine, "drive" is okay.
    What do we need to use for rockets? Pilot or navigate am I correct?

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    #5

    Re: Do we drive a boat, a ship, a submarine or rocket.

    (not a teacher but interested in astronautics)
    You can use "to steer a rocket".

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    #6

    Re: Do we drive a boat, a ship, a submarine or rocket.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    What do we need to use for rockets? Pilot or navigate am I correct?
    Did you read the first sentence of post #3?

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