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    Default Which is correct?

    Which preposition is right?

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    Default Re: Which is correct?

    I would get on a car if I was going to get up on the hood (bonnet).

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    As far as I know you get in / into a car. You get on / onto a bus, train,plane.

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    That's as far as I know, too.

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    Hi all,

    I would get in a car or get on a bicycle.

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    You also get on public transport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    You also get on public transport.
    You are right there TDOL.

    You don't get in a bus or train but you get in a taxi.

    Wierd eh?

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    And the same is true for leaving them- you get off a bus, train, etc, but out of a car or taxi. The reasoning escapes me- the only logical one for on\off is a bike or horse.

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    I was going to mention horse along with bicycle but I do not have one. If I did have a horse I would mount and dismount.

    Mount= Clamber on using a stepladder.
    Dismount= Fall off onto one's head.



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    Quote Originally Posted by John D
    I was going to mention horse along with bicycle but I do not have one. If I did have a horse I would mount and dismount.

    Mount= Clamber on using a stepladder.
    Dismount= Fall off onto one's head.



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    I like your definitions. Heh heh. :wink:

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