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  1. Newbie
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    Talking ride a bus/car?

    Hello, I'm learning English now.In BrE , I think its always ride on a bus/ ride in a car. But I heard some Americans say ride a bus/car. Is it acceptable as standard AmE or just regional dialect?Thanks in advance.

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    Re: ride a bus/car?

    In my opinion, in AmE you can ride a bus or a train or a plane, but not a car. Car must be in. As far as I can tell, there is no reason for this.

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    Re: ride a bus/car?

    In BrE, we don't "ride" a bus, train or car. We ride a bike (bicycle) or a motorbike (or a horse). We go/travel on a bus, on a train, on a plane, and in a car or a taxi.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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