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    Question Asking a driver

    Which of the following questions is the best way to ask a bus driver about a destination?

    How many further stops are left to the destination?

    How many other stops are left to the destination?

    How many further stops are remaining to the destination?

    How many further stops are remaining to the destination?

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    Default Re: Asking a driver

    Welcome to the forum, aliabedi.

    Having named my destination and paid the fare, I'd just say 'Please tell me when we're there'.

    Rover

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    Default Re: Asking a driver

    Quote Originally Posted by aliabedi View Post
    Which of the following questions is the best way to ask a bus driver about a destination?

    How many further stops are left to the destination?

    How many other stops are left to the destination?

    How many further stops are remaining to the destination?

    How many further stops are remaining to the destination?
    How many more stops are there till Destination?

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    Default Re: Asking a driver

    How many stops (are there) to/till/before Destination?[/QUOTE]

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    Default Re: Asking a driver

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    How many stops (are there) to/till/before Destination?
    Yes, though this version invites the question, "From where?", which doesn't occur with "more stops".

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    Default Re: Asking a driver

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Yes, though this version invites the question, "From where?", which doesn't occur with "more stops".
    I think it would be a rather perverse driver who asked that question of a passenger on a bus to Destination enquiring how many stops to it. A sarcastic or irritated retort could be expected. Even my sintly maiden aunt might snap, "Which do you think, young man - Timbuctoo or here?".

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    Default Re: Asking a driver

    A bus driver will not thank you for asking how many stops there are to your destination.

    A bus does not necessarily stop at every bus stop.

    Whichever of those questions you ask, he/she is going to say 'I'll tell you when we get there'.

    Rover

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