Which sounds better to you?

He gave lift to a freezing old man. 

He gave a ride to a freezing old man. 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    "He saw an old man who was freezing and gave him a lift."  That is how I would express it in Britain.

    'Lift' is British.   'Ride' is American.

  • 1 month ago

    He gave a lift to the freezing old man.

  • RP
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The problem with the first is it needs "a" before "lift." The second is correct and sounds better, as a result.

  • 1 month ago

    a lift, just like you said a ride (the rules of article use applies equally in both cases).  they are the same meaning, but different dialects tend to say one rather than the other.  Some places (or in certain social groups) you would more likely hear "a ride" and other places (or different social groups) "a lift".

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  • 1 month ago

    Both are fine as written below--depends on which word you prefer. 

    He gave a freezing old man a lift. 

    He gave a freezing old man a ride. 

  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    He gave A lift to a freezing old man

               OR

    He gave a ride to a freezing old man  

    Both are the same and one doesn't sound better to me.

  • 1 month ago

    The old man was freezing so he have him a lift.

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