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Do I put in fare?
I really don't want to spend that much on a cab (fare).
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Hi, enoon,
I agree with you, but I'm wondering why it doesn't bother me to say,
I really don't want to spend that much on an airline ticket.
Is it simply because the ticket is something I can hold in my hand,
while the cab fare is not a physical object?

Regards, - A.
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I really don't want to spend that much on a cab. Good.

I really don't want to spend that much on a cab fare. Wrong.

I really don't want to spend that much on cab fare. Good.
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AvangiHi, enoon,I agree with you, but I'm wondering why it doesn't bother me to say,I really don't want to spend that much on an airline ticket.Is it simply because the ticket is something I can hold in my hand,while the cab fare is not a physical object?Regards, - A.
I don't think that's why. I would say "I don't want to spend that much on a cab ride", and you can't hold a ride in your hand. Perhaps it's the other way around, that "fare" is construed as a mass noun there.
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