# Thread: I need help with these sentences.

1. ## I need help with these sentences.

1) How many daily departure are there for the bus to the city.
2) I will check the bus schedule to see the time for each of the bus.
3) Check to see if there is another time for the bus.

2. ## Re: I need help with these sentences.

Originally Posted by scott833
1) How many daily departure are there of (for) the bus to the city.
2) I will check the bus schedule to see the time for each (of the) bus.
3) Check to see if there is another/different time for the bus.
The underlined words are to be deleted. different is a better word than another.

3. ## Re: I need help with these sentences.

1) How many daily departure are there of (for) the bus to the city.
2) I will check the bus schedule to see the time for each (of the) bus.
3) Check to see if there is another/separate time for the bus.
Sorry Sarat, but in 1) for is much more natural, and in 3) another is also much more natural (or different). Separate sounds strange at best, confusing at worst.

Scott, you need to say departures in 1). It's a countable noun.

Greg

4. ## Re: I need help with these sentences.

Originally Posted by dragn
Sorry Sarat, but in 1) for is much more natural, and in 3) another is also much more natural (or different). Separate sounds strange at best, confusing at worst.

Scott, you need to say departures in 1). It's a countable noun.

Greg
Right. And "separate" does not mean the same thing really.

In the second one, the word should be "buses."

Here's how I would edit each of the sentences:

1) How many daily departure are there for the bus to the city.
How many daily departures of the bus to the city are there?
Probably in the US it would be rendered:
- How many daily bus departures for the city are there?
Best phrasing would be:
- How often does the bus go to the city?

2) I will check the bus schedule to see the time for each of the bus.
I will check the bus schedule to see the times for each of the buses.

3) Check to see if there is another time for the bus.
(Optional) Check to see if there is any other time (or "if there are any other times") for the bus.

5. ## Re: I need help with these sentences.

Originally Posted by dragn
Sorry Sarat, but in 1) for is much more natural, and in 3) another is also much more natural (or different). Separate sounds strange at best, confusing at worst.

Scott, you need to say departures in 1). It's a countable noun.

Greg
I agree. It should be 'different' not 'separate'. I stand corrected to this extent.

6. ## Re: I need help with these sentences.

Originally Posted by scott833
1) How many daily departure are there for the bus to the city.
2) I will check the bus schedule to see the time for each of the bus.
3) Check to see if there is another time for the bus.
Number three is good, but here are my rewrites for one and two.

1) How many daily bus departures are there to the city?

You could say this: How many times a day does the bus go to the city?

2) I'll check the bus schedule to see when the bus leaves to go to the city.

3) Check to see if there is another time for the bus.

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