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    #1

    Transportation: bus, subway, and taxi

    Hi,
    I have a few sentences:

    1. He's taking the bus.
    2. She's taking the subway.
    3. They're taking a taxi.

    1. These people are taking the subway.
    2. These people are taking the bus.
    3. These people are taking a taxi.

    I have two questions
    First question: Are all of the sentences in the present continuous tense?
    Second question: Why do we use "a" instead of "the" with taxi?

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    #2

    Re: Transportation: bus, subway, and taxi

    1 Yes
    2 I'd say that 1 & 2 are seen as a service; a taxi isn't provided in the same way as the subway.

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