to take a ride?
Is it sentence clear or is it weird?
I am intending to take a ride tomorrow with my friends by car.
(In this case, I will not drive, so I will go downtown by car but not driving the car, so take the ride with someone who will drive)
- ?Lv 71 month agoFavourite answer
It is clear but weird. It's redundant to say "by car"- that's assumed. And the idiom 'take a ride" is not usually used for going by car to a destination. It is, as someone else has said, used for a recreational drive, just to see the sights, or to enjoy the experience.
"I'm going downtown with my friends tomorrow."
"My friend is giving me a ride downtown tomorrow."
"We're going downtown, and my friend will drive."
"My friend offered me a ride downtown tomorrow."
- RPLv 71 month ago
This is not a sentence, but a phrase, and it is correct.
- busterwasmycatLv 71 month ago
I intend to take a ride with my friends tomorrow. by car is implied but is not necessary and even is a bit unnecessary. Only if the ride was not by car would you need to say what type of ride. We all assume you are getting a ride in a car. Most other rides are uncommon. My friend is giving me a ride tomorrow (he is taking me by car). My friend is giving me a ride on his airplane tomorrow (I get to fly in a plane, yay!).
taking a ride usually means going for a drive without any real destination or purpose. You would be getting a ride from your friends if they were taking you somewhere specific (like to work or school).