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    #1

    is uber a transportation application?

    Hello,

    Can I use "transportation application" to describe an app like Uber? Does this work?

    I sometimes use the Internet to request a ride on transportation applications like Uber.

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    #2

    Re: is uber a transportation application?

    It's more commonly called a ride-sharing app.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: is uber a transportation application?

    The internet is common enough not to be capitalized.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #4

    Re: is uber a transportation application?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    It's more commonly called a ride-sharing app.

    I see. But is "transportation application" wrong?

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    #5

    Re: is uber a transportation application?

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    I see. But is "transportation application" wrong?
    That is too general. It could be anything from buying an airticket to sending a cargo.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #6

    Re: is uber a transportation application?

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    I see. But is "transportation application" wrong?
    It isn't the generally-accepted term.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: is uber a transportation application?

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    I see. But is "transportation application" wrong?
    To me, yes. It sounds silly. I don't think you want to sound like that.

    You could have at least said transport app (which is still not right). Choosing to say each word in the longest way possible sounds like you're going for a special effect.

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