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    why "to"? etc.

    Could you teach me why "does" is not a mistake to use and
    why "to " is used in this sentence below?
    "I want to buy a car that does fifteen kilometers to litters."
    (This is the errar-correcting question).
    And also is it possible to use "a litter" instead of "the liter"?

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    Re: why "to"? etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by ivygreen View Post
    Could you teach me why "does" is not a mistake to use and
    why "to " is used in this sentence below?
    "I want to buy a car that does fifteen kilometers to litters."
    (This is the errar-correcting question).
    And also is it possible to use "a litter" instead of "the liter"?
    The answer is a bit complicated because people use several combinations of words when speaking about cars.

    "does" is used with cars, but you could also use 'goes', especially when speaking about speed. My old car (does)(goes) 130 kilometers an hour with no trouble at all.

    We can also use "does" when speaking about gas consumption. I want to buy a car that (does)(gets)(?goes) fifteen kilometers (a)(per) liter. ("litter" is not correct here)

    We don't say 'to liter' but some people say 'My car gets 20 kilometers to the liter.'


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    Re: why "to"? etc.

    Thank you very much for your detail explanation.
    I understand well.

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