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    hi there,

    please, what is the correct verb to employ when you use the bus as a transportation mean?

    "my car is broken. I am traveling by bus."

    thanks.

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    Default Re: traveling by bus

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    hi there,

    please, what is the correct verb to employ when you use the bus as a transportation mean?

    "my car is broken. I am traveling by bus."

    thanks.
    I am going by bus.
    I am taking a bus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    hi there,

    please, what is the correct verb to employ when you use the bus as a transportation mean?

    "my car is broken. I am traveling by bus."

    thanks.
    Yours is as good as the following:

    I am going by bus.
    I am riding on the bus.



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    Default Re: traveling by bus

    hi,
    I am still in doubt, please.
    "my car is broken and I will be riding by bus the entire next week".
    is this sentence ok?
    thanks.

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    Default Re: traveling by bus

    My car is broken and I will be travelling by bus next week

    OR

    My car has broken down so I will be catching the bus next week

    OR

    My car has broken down and I will be taking the bus next week

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    Default Re: traveling by bus

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    My car is broken and I will be travelling by bus next week

    OR

    My car has broken down so I will be catching the bus next week

    OR

    My car has broken down and I will be taking the bus next week
    thanks Anglika.

    I found "move about" and I wonder if it's good and natural English, please.

    "People who can't afford having a car move about by bus.".
    "Don't wait for me if I don't arrive in time. I don't have a car and I move about by bus.".

    thanks.

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    Default Re: traveling by bus

    Not really. It would sound odd.

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    Default Re: traveling by bus

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Not really. It would sound odd.
    Hi,

    I found this on the web and it conveys the exact idea I am looking for:

    "Unless you're averse to air travel - or have some specific reason for wanting to move about by bus, that would be a very long (and insane) ride."

    This is not good British English, correct?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: traveling by bus

    In that context it is fine.

    It does not work in the sense of travelling to work by bus.

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