What make is your car?

eddiemel7778

Senior Member
Portuguese/Brazil
Hi there everyone!

When someone asks me the following question: "what's your work schedule?" What are some of the possible ways I could eventually answer this question?

About another question: "What make is your car?" What answers would be most appropriate?

Thanks you all!

Eddie.
 
  • rocioteag

    Senior Member
    Español / México
    Hi there everyone!

    When someone asks me the following question: "what's your work schedule?" What are some of the possible ways I could eventually answer this question?

    About another question: "What make is your car?" What answers would be most appropriate?

    Thanks you all!

    Eddie.

    For the first one from 9 am to 6 pm or something like that.

    For the second one, I have no idea. Make does not make sense in that sentence.
     

    panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    Make is the manufacturer, here is a random sampling:
    Acura
    Alfa Romeo
    Audi
    BMW
    Chevrolet
    Chrysler
    Citroen
    Dodge
    Fiat
    Ford
    GMC
    Honda
    Hyundai
    Infiniti
    Jeep
    Lancia
    Lexus
    Lincoln
    Mahindra & Mahindra
    Maruti
    Mazda
    Mercedes-Benz
    Mercury
    Mitsubishi
    Nissan
    Opel
    Peugeot
    Pontiac
    Porsche
    Renault
    Saab
    Scion
    Seat
    Skoda
    Subaru
    Suzuki
    Tata
    Toyota
    Volkswagen
    Volvo
     

    cuchuflete

    Senior Member
    EEUU-inglés
    In AE, "make" can be either the name of the manufacturing company, or more likely, the product line. It would not be a model name.

    Example:

    Manufacturer: Ford
    Product line (make): Taurus
    Model: SHO

    It is possible, though less frequent, to use "make" for a company name, especially if the company has a relatively small product line. Thus, if you ask someone the make of their car, and they own a Saab or Volvo, they are likely to reply with the name of the manufacturer. If, on the other hand, the person owns a Volkswagen Taureg, they are apt to tell you "VW Taureg" or Taureg, in reply to your question about make.
     

    river

    Senior Member
    U.S. English
    Make:The manufacturer of the vehicle (BMW, Chrysler, Honda). Model :The style of the vehicle produced by the manufacturer (Ford Mustang, Chrysler LeBaron, Honda Civic)
     

    JamesM

    Senior Member
    I agree with river on make and model. "Make" is the manufacturer: Ford. "Model" is the name of the vehicle: Taurus.

    I believe "style" refers to 2-door, 4-door, convertible, etc.
     

    Hakro

    Senior Member
    Finnish - Finland
    I'm not so sure about make = manufacturer in those cases where the name of the manufacturer is not the same as the brand name of the car. Examples:

    Manufacturer: General Motors
    Make: Chevrolet
    Model: Impala
    or
    Manufacturer: DaimlerChrysler
    Make: Dodge
    Model: Caliber

    This is how I have learned to use these words.
     

    JamesM

    Senior Member
    Good point. I agree. I suppose "Make" is equivalent to "brand" in other markets. It's also a historical carryover. As far as I know, all these brands were at one time independent manufacturers until the consolidation of the automative manufacturing industry.
     

    Hakro

    Senior Member
    Finnish - Finland
    As far as I know, all these brands were at one time independent manufacturers until the consolidation of the automative manufacturing industry.
    Most of them, yes, but not all of them. For example Saturn is a quite new make/brand of General Motors, and also Mercury has never been an independent manufacturer.
     

    Nullomore

    Senior Member
    English (USA), Cantonese (Hong Kong)
    I'm not sure what the original post was asking, but maybe you can answer "What make is your car?" like this.

    "I have/I own/I drive a Toyota."
    "Toyota."
    "It's a Toyota."
     
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