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

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

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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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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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You can use "to steer a rocket".
 
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