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    "I'm on/in the bus"

    When my friend calls me on my mobile phone, and I am on board the bus, should I tell her "I'm on the bus" or "I'm in the bus"?

    I believe I should use "on", but would 'in' be acceptable?

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    Re: "I'm on/in the bus"

    Normally, you'd say I'm on the bus while travelling, but there are other contexts that would allow the preposition in.

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    Re: "I'm on/in the bus"

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    Normally, you'd say I'm on the bus while travelling, but there are other contexts that would allow the preposition in.
    Thanks, engee30. Could you please let me what contexts would allow "on"?

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    Re: "I'm on/in the bus"

    A friend of mine Sam Turner, turning seventeen next week, has decided to throw her birthday party not in her house, but in the bus instead.

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    Re: "I'm on/in the bus"

    I'm in the bus that just passed you. Didn't you see me wave?
    I am not a teacher.

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