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 Post subject: On or In
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:17 pm 
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I'm in the bus now or on the bus ?
Pls help. Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: On or In
PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:33 am 
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According to my understanding, to use the preposion (in) is correct. It shows that you are inside the bus, not on/over the bus.


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 Post subject: Re: On or In
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:32 am 
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But my friend keep writing to me as "on bus" not "in bus". That why I'm confuse .


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 Post subject: Re: On or In
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:22 am 
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Hi,

Sorry for the late reply.

Some prepositions can be used interchangeably.

Because you are inside of the bus, you can say, "I'm in the bus."
Because the bus has a platform that you can stand on, you can say, "I'm on the bus."

You can use both. However, I have heard more native speakers use "I'm on the bus."

Similarly, people will say, "When I was on the plane, I got sick." They don't say, "When I was in the plane, I got sick."

In conclusion, feel free to use both, but I would lean towards, "I'm on the bus."

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