Is tipping a taxi driver customary


#1

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #881 [color=blue]“Taxi Terms”, question 10

Is tipping a taxi driver in your country?

(a) congruent
(b) customary
© colloquial
(d) consecutive

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #881 [color=blue]“Taxi Terms”, answer 10

Is tipping a taxi driver customary in your country?

Correct answer: (b) customary
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I think it should be “Is tipped a taxi driver…”, isn’t it?


#2

No.
It should be ‘tipping’.

It refers to the act of giving a tip (so is a noun) - tipping.

Incidentally, your question tag is wrong.
You started the sentence:
“I think it should be…”
so the tag should be
shouldn’t it?”


#3

No, you have to use the “-ing” form of the verb, because it acts as a noun. The “-ed” form of a verb cannot act as a noun.

PS: Bev, when I started writing my reply your reply was nowhere in evidence, sorry. :slight_smile:


#4

Heh, confirmation is always good, Tort! No need to apologise – especially when the posting times are so close together that it’s obvious what happened.


#5

:smiley: Thank you both XD