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    to ride

    They must be used within 2 hours of purchase to ride a Subway or Bus.

    What's the meaning of "ride" in this context? Does is it mean 1) to take or 2) to travel by?
    How do English people use "ride" with a means of transport, besides sentences like "to ride a bike/a horse" and similar things?

    I looked the verb up in the dictionary and I read that it's when someone is on a means of transport as a passenger and he/she isn't driving it... But I couldn't understand if it does mean "to take a means of transport" or "to travel using a means of transport"...
    Thank you very much for your help.

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    Re: to ride

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    They must be used within 2 hours of purchase to ride a Subway or Bus.

    What's the meaning of "ride" in this context? Does is it mean 1) to take or 2) to travel by?
    How do English people use "ride" with a means of transport, besides sentences like "to ride a bike/a horse" and similar things?

    I looked the verb up in the dictionary and I read that it's when someone is on a means of transport as a passenger and he/she isn't driving it... But I couldn't understand if it does mean "to take a means of transport" or "to travel using a means of transport"...
    Thank you very much for your help.
    It's not used very much in BrE, but I hear it a lot in AmE.

    I am confused by your confusion. What do you think is the difference between "to take a means/mode of transport" and "to travel using a means/mode of transport"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: to ride

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's not used very much in BrE, but I hear it a lot in AmE.

    I am confused by your confusion. What do you think is the difference between "to take a means/mode of transport" and "to travel using a means/mode of transport"?
    well I think that if I take a means of transport I'm not in it yet when I ride it, when I travel on it, I already got on it and I'm in it so probably I'm riding on it...Isn't it correct?

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    Re: to ride

    I am going to take the bus.
    I am going to ride the bus.
    I am going to travel by bus.

    The above three sentences all mean the same thing. The important thing is which tense you use, not which verb.

    Every day I take the bus to work.
    Every day I ride the bus to work.
    Every day I travel to work by bus.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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