Get on a ride(Roller Coaster,Ferris Wheel)

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English nerd

Senior Member
What should I use,for taking a ride:
I got on/took Roller Coaster (or Ferris Wheel)

So what should be used "got on/took"?
Thank you:)
  • Edinburgher

    Senior Member
    German/English bilingual
    Yes, you can get on a roller coaster, or go on a roller coaster.
    You can take a roller coaster ride, but I don't think you can take a roller coaster. It would make it sound too much like a mode of transport. You can take a bus/train/taxi if you want to get from A to B, but a roller coaster isn't like that. It only takes you from A to A. :)

    Uncle Jack

    Senior Member
    British English
    To me "get on" really only indicates the action of stepping onto it, and "go on" is needed to describe being on the ride itself.
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