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    In the Bus / On the Bus

    Hi.

    I have seen the expression all over the Internet and cannot be sure which is the correct one: "I was talking with her in/on the bus"

    Or perhaps both are correct?

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    Re: In the Bus / On the Bus

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbertBel View Post
    Hi.

    I have seen the expressions all over the Internet and cannot be sure which is the correct one: "I was talking with her in/on the bus" on

    We say on the (bus)(train)(airplane) even though we are inside, but we say in the (car)(taxi)(ambulance).
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    Re: In the Bus / On the Bus

    Yes, on the bus is idiomatic, like punched in the nose. Maybe the buses and noses should get together and straighten things out.

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    Re: In the Bus / On the Bus

    Usually, we use "on" to refer to passengers. Depending on context, "in" could be used.

    The authorities confirmed that there were bedbugs in the bus.
    There was a foul odor in the bus.
    After the storm, there was a lot of water in the bus.

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    Re: In the Bus / On the Bus

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Yes, on the bus is idiomatic, like punched in the nose. Maybe the buses and noses should get together and straighten things out.
    In BrE "punched on the nose" is much more common than "punched in the nose".

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