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    Question dropped V.S.quiet;bus station V.S.bus stop;

    FONT="Arial Black"][SIZE="5"]I've got two questions. Anyone who could help me with them?
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    Any difference between "bus station" and "bus stop"? I my mind, "bus station" refers to the ends of the line that a bus runs along, while "bus stop" means a dot on the line .
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    when we describe pronunciation, we ofen use the words "dropped V.S.quiet", are they the same? For example: in "just past", /t/ is quiet.

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    Default Re: dropped V.S.quiet;bus station V.S.bus stop;

    I tend to associate bus stations with inter-city travel. You go to a bus station in one city and buy a ticket for a bus to another city (Greyhound, for instance). For bus stations that serve a particular city, the station is usually a nexus for all of that city's bus routes. Bus stops are just as you described them. They're just stops along a bus route.

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    Default Re: dropped V.S.quiet;bus station V.S.bus stop;

    Bus stations usually have several buses on different lines, where they all find their terminus (is that word used here? ;) Stops just serve one or two lines, along the way.

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    Default Re: dropped V.S.quiet;bus station V.S.bus stop;

    Thank you all for your help. I understand them much better now.

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