DRIVEN, FUELLED and POWERED BY???

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sambistapt

Senior Member
Brazilian Portuguese
Hello Mates!!!

" My car is fuelled by hydrogen."
" My car is powered by hydrogen."
"My car is driven by hydrogen."
" My car is run by hydrogen."

Which of these examples above is the correct one??
and Can they be employed in a different context from the one i mentioned above?:idea:

Sambistapt:cool:
 
  • GuitarMaestro

    Senior Member
    USA English
    One and two are correct, although the American spelling would be fueled.

    Two would be a little clearer if you said "My car is hydrogen powered."

    Three is not correct, because YOU drive your car, not the hydrogen.

    Four would be correct if you said: My car runs on hydrogen.
     

    cuchuflete

    Senior Member
    EEUU-inglés
    Hello Mates!!!

    " My car is fuelled by hydrogen."
    " My car is powered by hydrogen."
    "My car is driven by hydrogen."
    " My car is run by hydrogen."

    Which of these examples above is the correct one??
    and Can they be employed in a different context from the one I mentioned above?:idea:

    Sambistapt:cool:
    GuitarMaestro has given you good advice.

    Note that 'driven' is a special case. Your car is not driven by hydrogen, but some
    other machines that do not have drivers are driven by their energy sources.
    A windmill is driven by wind power; a water wheel is driven by flowing water.
     
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