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    get in/get on

    If I want to go inside a vehicle, do I say I want to get in a bus or get on a bus? Does it matter if the vehicle is a public utility vehicle or not. Please advise. Thanks.

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    Re: get in/get on

    Get in a bus (go through the door) or get on (walk on) a bus.

    Here's a trick to remember: if you bend down to enter a vehicle, like a taxi or a car, use "get in"; if you stand to enter a vehicle, like a plane, a ship, a bus, use "get on".

    It's different for boats. Use get on if you walk on and get in if you bend down.

    All the best.

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    Re: get in/get on

    Good trick. Consider yourself plagiarized!

    b

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    Re: get in/get on

    It's yours.

    Reminds me of graduate school:

    Prof: Excellent point!
    Me: I sort of ... stole the idea ... from something I read.
    Prof: Excellent steal, then.


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