Which sounds better to you?
He gave lift to a freezing old man.
He gave a ride to a freezing old man.
- Anonymous1 month agoFavourite answer
"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.
- Fort EruditeLv 61 month ago
He gave a lift to the freezing old man.
- RPLv 71 month ago
The problem with the first is it needs "a" before "lift." The second is correct and sounds better, as a result.
- busterwasmycatLv 71 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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- CaninesLv 51 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.
- SandyLv 71 month ago
He gave A lift to a freezing old man
He gave a ride to a freezing old man
Both are the same and one doesn't sound better to me.
- Spiny NormanLv 71 month ago
The old man was freezing so he have him a lift.