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    by or with

    Do you say I go to school on schoolbus or by schoolbus?

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    Re: by or with

    To go somewhere "by bus" refers to the method of transportation (vs. by car)

    Where are you right now? "I'm on the bus." This refers to your current location.

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    Re: by or with

    'I'm going to school on the school bus.'

    School bus is two words.

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    Re: by or with

    I go/travel to school by bus.
    I go/travel to school on the school bus.

    I realise that's confusing but it's mainly because the phrase "by bus" is a generally recognised phrase. "By school bus" is not recognised in the same way.

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    Re: by or with

    Ems has made a good point.

    In fact, if anything goes before bus we say on it.

    'I'm going to Accrington on the Manchester bus; it gets there quicker.'

    'The miners go to work on their special bus.'

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