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    #1

    get into/in/on/onto the bus

    Just before I got into/in/on/onto the bus, I gave him a call.

    Are all four prepositions correctly used with the word 'bus' in this sentence?

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    #2

    Re: get into/in/on/onto the bus

    First choice — on.

    Second choice — onto.

    in/into

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    #3

    Re: get into/in/on/onto the bus

    I get on/onto a bus and in/into a car.

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    #4

    Re: get into/in/on/onto the bus

    Is it because a bus is big enough for one to stand on but a car is so small that one can only sit in it?

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: get into/in/on/onto the bus

    No. Generally people don't stand in a helicopter but we say "I got in the helicopter".

    This topic has been discussed before and we keep coming to the conclusion that there is no hard and fast rule about the preposition which goes with a particular form of transport.

    I got in the car.
    I got in the taxi.
    I got in the helicopter.
    I got in the lorry.
    I got in the van.
    I got in the kayak.
    I got in the canoe.

    I got on the train.
    I got on the bus.
    I got on the tram.
    I got on the plane.
    I got on the bike.
    I got on the motorbike.
    I got on the hovercraft.
    I got on the boat.
    I got on the ferry.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 25-Oct-2014 at 16:11.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: get into/in/on/onto the bus

    Some argue that we tend to use on with public transport.

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