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  1. Manheim
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    Parking ticket

    Hi teachers,

    I have a question here regarding the term 'parking ticket'
    I was wondering if it has more than one meaning? I have two choices here:

    1. a ticket that you get from a parking meter in order to park your car without getting a fine

    2. a ticket which indicates that you're fined and shows the amount that you have to pay

    Am I right?
    Could you advise and provide me some more information about the terms ?
    I'd appreciate your help.

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    Re: Parking ticket

    Quote Originally Posted by Manheim View Post
    Hi teachers,

    I have a question here regarding the term 'parking ticket'
    I was wondering if it has more than one meaning? I have two choices here:

    1. a ticket that you get from a parking meter in order to park your car without getting a fine No.

    2. a ticket which indicates that you're fined and shows the amount that you have to pay Yes.

    Am I right?
    Could you advise and provide me some more information about the terms ?
    I'd appreciate your help.
    You're welcome!


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    Re: Parking ticket

    In the UK, the term ´parking ticket´could mean either of your options depending on the context.

    You can, of course, be issued with a parking ticket, otherwise known as a parking fine

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    I could ask if you have purchased a parking ticket for the car park you are in whilst shopping, for example

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    Re: Parking ticket

    Thanks, Rachel - I didn't know it meant something else in the U.K. Parking meters don't give tickets in the U.S. Parking garages, do, but I think we pretty much just call them tickets. Or put a the in front of it: "Damn it! What did I do with the parking ticket?")

    Just calling them parking tickets would confuse us. (We confuse easily....)

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