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Cab or taxi It is easy to pick up a cab in the taxi rank. Can I say like this, "It is easy to pick up a taxi in the taxi rank"?
Nov 2, 2017 4:25 AM
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Taxi rank is standard in the UK (I think it is "stand" instead of "rank" in the US) and "taxi", "cab" and "taxi-cab" are all the same thing ("taxi" is a bit more formal, "cab" a bit more colloquial), so your sentence is fine, except that "at" would sound more natural than "in". Because the words are so interchangeable, I would probably use them both to avoid such close repetition, so: "It is easy to pick up a cab at the taxi rank" or "It is easy to pick up a taxi at the cab rank"
November 2, 2017
Yep, you would just say can to avoid repetition You could also say it is easy to pick up a taxi in the rank
November 2, 2017
Cab and taxi are interchangeable. But I’ve never heard of a taxi tank.
November 2, 2017
sure, I don't understand the phrase, but the english is correct, if that helps??
November 2, 2017
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