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    #1

    by bus versus on the bus

    There are two sentences, and each of them is correct:
    My car is broken lets go by bus.
    My car is broken lets go on the bus.

    Are there any stylistic or other differences between these sentences?

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    Re: by bus versus on the bus

    "My car is broken" is not natural.
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    #3

    Re: by bus versus on the bus

    'by bus' and 'on the bus' mean the same in this context.

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    #4

    Re: by bus versus on the bus

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "My car is broken" is not natural.
    In the US, we'd say something like "My car isn't running" or "My car is in the shop."
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: by bus versus on the bus

    I think he means this: My car has broken down.
    I am not a teacher.

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