the verb and its subject

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jctgf

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hi,

i wonder what is the right verb to use in the following situations:

the plane flies?
the spaceship ????
the car walks/runs?
the boat ????
the bike ????
the train ????

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There aren't single answers to your subjects, but here are a few:

the plane flies or taxis
the spaceship flies or hovers
the car drives (the car doesn't drive itself, so this is odd)
the boat sails, motors
the bike coasts, glides (the bike also doesn't go by itself, so this is odd)
the train steams, rolls
 

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hi,

i wonder what is the right verb to use in the following situations:

the plane flies
the spaceship moves, streaks through the atmosphere.., floats, flies
the car runs, goes, speeds, drives
the boat moves, sails, rides on top of the water, floats
the bike runs, goes
the train moves, goes, travels, runs

thanks.

I am sure there are more;-) possiblities.
 

jctgf

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There aren't single answers to your subjects, but here are a few:

the plane flies or taxis
the spaceship flies or hovers
the car drives (the car doesn't drive itself, so this is odd)
the boat sails, motors
the bike coasts, glides (the bike also doesn't go by itself, so this is odd)
the train steams, rolls


thanks.
i still have a little doubt.
suppose a car is parked on a slope and there is nobody inside. then,
by any reason, the car moves (there is a problem with the parking
breaks, for example). the car ''moved'' by itself because it wasn't properly
braked. in this situation, how a native would say? the car ????
thanks.
 

buggles

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thanks.
i still have a little doubt.
suppose a car is parked on a slope and there is nobody inside. then,
by any reason, the car moves (there is a problem with the parking
breaks, for example). the car ''moved'' by itself because it wasn't properly
braked. in this situation, how a native would say? the car ????
thanks.
The car rolled away.
 
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