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    #1

    the thirty-nine bus/the thirty ninth bus

    Should we use the ending "th" at the end of a numeral when talking about buses?
    You need to take the thirty-nine/thirty-ninth bus.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: the thirty-nine bus/the thirty ninth bus

    No. It's not the 39th bus, it's the 39 bus. It's the name of the route, not an ordering.

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    #3

    Re: the thirty-nine bus/the thirty ninth bus

    ...unless of course it's a low number.

    'I caught the third no. 3.'

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    #4

    Re: the thirty-nine bus/the thirty ninth bus

    I am not a teacher.

    If you wait for the 39th bus you'll be waiting a very long time.

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