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    on the bus / in the coach ?

    Another problem with prepositions. I've read lately in a grammarbook that the preposition IN is used with personal transport means, and ON - with public transport, e.g. I'm IN the car now / ON the bus. If this rule is correct (is it?), what about coaches? Is it an exception (I'm IN the coach now) or not (I'm ON the coach)? What about subway/tube? Is it OK to use ON here? E.g. I'm ON the subway / ON the tube now. And the last thing is Twitter. Is itON/IN (the) Twitter?
    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: on the bus / in the coach ?

    I'm on the coach. (This fits the public transport "rule".)
    I'm on Twitter.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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