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Unread Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:22 am
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Default drive me vs took me vs gave me a lift to somewhere

Hello

Would you please tell me the difference among the sentences ?
which one is more common and is preffered in American or British version?

-He gave me a lift to the station.
-He gave me a ride to the station.
-He drove me to the station.
-He took me to the station.
-He ran me to the station.

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Default Re: drive me vs took me vs gave me a lift to somewhere

-He gave me a lift to the station. = in his car - Brit. English vs
- He gave me a ride to the station. = in his car - Am. English

Maybe you could use the two above for a lift/ride on a motorbike too?

-He drove me to the station. = in a car
-He took me to the station. = just means "he accompanied me" - for example, if I didn't know where the station was he could have gone with me on the bus.

-He ran me to the station. = in a car. Certainly Brit.English. I'm not sure if it's used in America - ??

So all of them have the same meaning except took which doesn't (necessarily) specify that a car was involved - though it may have been.
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Thank you for your great comment.
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