General Writing and Grammar Help/Fill it up


Dear Ted:

What about "I went to the [gas] station to fill it up"?

If not, when do you use "fill it up"?

Thank you,


Dear Paolo:

What about "I went to the [gas] station to fill it up"?

*** Are you talking about the car, the gas tank, or the gallon container you keep in the car's trunk?

If you are at the station and a worker there asks if he can help you, you can respond by saying "Fill it up."  Hopefully, he will not be too stupid to misunderstand what you are saying.


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Ted Nesbitt


I am the bibliographic instruction and reference librarian at a public college. Some members of the English department recommend me to their students. I offer assistance in grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph development. My master`s thesis concerns William Faulkner`s tragic novels. I formerly taught advanced placement English at two schools in the Philadelphia area.


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B. A. and M. A in English; MSIS in Library & Information Sciences; graduate study in philosophy

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