Samuel: I am afraid to ____ your car, so let’s go to the flower shop on foot.

Susan: Sorry. I will have to be a careful driver.

( A) take ( B) drive ( C) ride in ( D) get on

The answer is choice C. What’s wrong with choice A?


We can use "take" with some modes of transport, e.g. "take the bus", "take the train", but it is odd to talk about "taking someone's car" (unless you are stealing the car!). I guess it is slightly more natural to talk of taking one's own car (e.g. "I think I'll take my car"), though arguably this is a very slightly different sense of "take".

The wording of Susan's reply is odd.

The spacing of "( A)" etc. is wrong. It should be "(A)" etc.