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    train, car, boat,truck

    "It was the first time they had ridden in a train."

    What do we say in or on a train?


    "She has been riding back from New York since she got a job there."

    OR

    "She rides in cabs whenever she can."

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    "We got on the bus and rode to San Francisco."

    Can we use ride with any kind of a vehicle?

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    Re: train, car, boat,truck

    The word in is short for in(side). The word on is short for on (board).


    Ride in a cab.
    Ride on (top) of a cab. <we could do this, but it's probably illegal>

    Ride in a bus.
    Ride on (board) a bus.

    Ride a bicycle.
    Ride in a bicycle. <if the bike had a covered carriage seat, like, say one for children>
    Ride on a bicycle. <meaning, on the bike seat>

    Take a ride on (board) a boat.
    Take a ride in a boat.

    Fly on (board) a plane.
    Fly in(side) a plane.


    Note that, we get in(to) a plane, a boat, bus, and a cab. We walk on(to) a plane, a ship, and a bus. We can't walk on(to) a cab or a bike, as there is no walk way; i.e., no board to walk on.

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    Re: train, car, boat,truck

    Quote Originally Posted by lauralie2 View Post
    The word in is short for in(side). The word on is short for on (board).


    Ride in a cab.
    Ride on (top) of a cab. <we could do this, but it's probably illegal>

    Ride in a bus.
    Ride on (board) a bus.

    Ride a bicycle.
    Ride in a bicycle. <if the bike had a covered carriage seat, like, say one for children>
    Ride on a bicycle. <meaning, on the bike seat>

    Take a ride on (board) a boat.
    Take a ride in a boat.

    Fly on (board) a plane.
    Fly in(side) a plane.


    Note that, we get in(to) a plane, a boat, bus, and a cab. We walk on(to) a plane, a ship, and a bus. We can't walk on(to) a cab or a bike, as there is no walk way; i.e., no board to walk on.
    Could I say get on(to) a or get on(to) a buss or get on(to) a train? Some dictionaries sa we can ride a bus, can we?

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    Re: train, car, boat,truck

    • get on(to) a bus
    • get on(to) a train
    • ride a bus

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