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    #1

    is this answer ok?

    hi,

    a native speaker asked me how my ride had been and I answered:

    "it was great! we just walked around and took some pictures".

    was my answer ok?

    thanks,
    jc


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    #2

    Re: is this answer ok?

    sounds good to me.:)


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    #3

    Re: is this answer ok?

    The speaker appears to be asking about a ride, but the answer refers to walking. That may cause some small confusion, but in context the listener probably understood perfectly.

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    #4

    Re: is this answer ok?

    hi,

    actually the speaker asked "what did you do?".

    "ride" implies always a transportation mean, right?

    a stroll by a transportation mean is a "ride" and a stroll by feet is a "walk", right?

    thanks,
    jc


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    #5

    Re: is this answer ok?

    can we also say: we were just walking aroung and taking some pictures?


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    #6

    Re: is this answer ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    hi,

    actually the speaker asked "what did you do?".

    "ride" implies always a transportation mean, right?

    a stroll by a transportation mean is a "ride" and a stroll by feet is a "walk", right?

    thanks,
    jc

    Interesting way of interpreting a ride in a vehicle! I never thought of it as a stroll by transportation.

    If you are referring to a ride in a car, then the reply would normally be "Oh, we drove around looking at things and I took some pictures".

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    #7

    Re: is this answer ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Interesting way of interpreting a ride in a vehicle! I never thought of it as a stroll by transportation.

    If you are referring to a ride in a car, then the reply would normally be "Oh, we drove around looking at things and I took some pictures".

    Hi,

    Thanks.

    Tontojones posted a reply (please see it above). According to his answer, I assumed that a "ride" happens only when you have a transportation mean. If you are "by feet", you would have a "walk" and not a "ride".

    If this is not the case, I don't understand what Tontojones meant.

    According to your reply, it seems that a ride can be taken by feet.

    I wonder what Tontojones meant.

    Thanks again,
    Jc


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    #8

    Re: is this answer ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Hi,

    According to your reply, it seems that a ride can be taken by feet. ?????? - not how I read my answer. I ignored the sidetrack about strolling on foot and concentrated on travelling around in a vehicle.

    Jc
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