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    a/the ticket or tickets

    Generally when you want to ask where to buy your ticket for the train, which of the following would make sense grammatically?

    Where do I buy train tickets/a train ticket/the train tickets/the train ticket?
    Similarly,
    Where do i buy tokens/a token/the tokens/the token?
    Where do i buy subway tickets/a subway ticket/the subway tickets/the subway ticket?
    Where do I buy Metrocards/a Metrocard/the Metrocards/the Metrocard?

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    Re: a/the ticket or tickets

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    Re: a/the ticket or tickets

    Quote Originally Posted by bouji View Post
    Generally when you want to ask where to buy your ticket for the train, which of the following would make sense grammatically?

    Where do I buy train tickets/a train ticket/the train tickets/the train ticket?
    Similarly,
    Where do i buy tokens/a token/the tokens/the token?
    Where do i buy subway tickets/a subway ticket/the subway tickets/the subway ticket?
    Where do I buy Metrocards/a Metrocard/the Metrocards/the Metrocard?

    Thank you.
    The first two constructions of each question are correct. The last two would be understood but wouldn't ordinarily be used unless you were referring to specific tickets, as when you would say:

    "Where do I buy the tickets (that) I need for a trip to Milan."

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