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    Sit in / on

    Hello,

    Can you please help me with this sentence:

    Do you sit in or on a bus?

    Would it be possible "to sit the bus"?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Sit in / on

    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    Hello,

    Can you please help me with this sentence:

    Do you sit in or on a bus?

    Thank you in advance.
    The general rule is that one gets on a bus, train or plane and gets in a car/taxi. I would go with the same rule for sit/sitting, but it would not be unusual to hear "sit/sitting in" a bus, train or plane depending on the context.

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    Re: Sit in / on

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    The general rule is that one gets on a bus, train or plane and gets in a car/taxi. I would go with the same rule for sit/sitting, but it would not be unusual to hear "sit/sitting in" a bus, train or plane depending on the context.

    Yes, thank you a lot.
    I have always heard that you "get on a bus" and "get off" of it. You "are on a bus" if it is on the move and you "are in a bus" if it is stopped. But with "sit" it is amazing how many things one can hear....

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    #4

    Re: Sit in / on

    Would it be possible "to sit the bus"?
    That's a definite no.

    Rover

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    Re: Sit in / on

    I'm wondering if it would be correct to say, "He got into the car." Or is only "in" correct?`

    Also, are both prepositions correct in this example: "He jumped in/into the water."

    Thanks!

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    Re: Sit in / on

    You SIT AN EXAM! (for example).

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    Re: Sit in / on

    You jumped into the water is correct. The use of "in" seems to be refered to a place with walls and physical limits.

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    #8

    Re: Sit in / on

    Please, forgive me!!

    It is:

    Jump into WATER (without the determiner "the")

    Sorry once again!!!

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    Re: Sit in / on

    Quote Originally Posted by Leandro-Z View Post
    Please, forgive me!!

    It is:

    Jump into WATER (without the determiner "the")

    Sorry once again!!!
    I'm pretty sure "Jump in the water." is correct.

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    Re: Sit in / on

    There's nothing to forgive, Leandro.

    'Jump into the water' is fine.

    So is 'Jump in the water', as Jasmin has just said.

    Rover

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