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    When does the bus come.

    First person to the other:- I have been waiting long. "At what time" or "When does" bus arrive?

    Second person:-It runs every half an hour.

    Second person to the first person:- Look bus is arriving.

    Second person to the first person after the bus has gone:- The bus has just gone. Why didn't you get on the bus.

    First person to the second person:- It was very crowded.

    Is it correct to say "Where is this bus going?"

    Please check.

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    Re: When does the bus come.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    First person to the other A: I have been waiting a long time. "At what time" or "When does" the bus arrive?

    Second person B: It runs every half an hour.
    (A couple of minutes later.)
    Second person to the first person B: Look, the bus is arriving.
    (After the bus has left.)
    Second person to the first person after the bus has gone B: The bus has just gone. Why didn't you get on the bus?

    First person to the second person A: It was very crowded.
    See above. Make life simpler for yourself and us by using actual names or just letters when writing dialogue. I've made the necessary changes. You're really slipping with your article use again. The end of the dialogue is slightly strange. B asked A why he/she didn't get on the bus but I wonder why B didn't get on the bus! It seems odd to me that two people would wait at a bus stop and then both just let the bus drive away without them.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: When does the bus come.

    Also, please don't use a colon and a hyphen together. They can't be combined.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: When does the bus come.

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    Mona (speaks to a passing pedestrian who is walking to a local business): Excuse me, do you know how often buses run on this line?

    Raul: Sure. I often take this bus. They run every 20 minutes. Hey, look! Here it comes!

    (Mona does not board it.)

    Raul: Why didn't you get on?

    Mona: It was too crowded. I'm going to wait for the next one.

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    Re: When does the bus come.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
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    Mona (speaks to a passing pedestrian who is walking to a local business): Excuse me, do you know how often buses run on this line?

    Raul: Sure. I often take this bus. They run every 20 minutes. Hey, look! Here it comes!

    (Mona does not board it.)

    Raul: Why didn't you get on?

    Mona: It was too crowded. I'm going to wait for the next one.
    "On this line means on this route" Am I correct? Can we also say "How often do buses run here"?

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    Re: When does the bus come.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "On this line" means "on this route". Am I correct? Can we also say "How often do buses run here"?
    You're right about the meaning of "on this line". It would be more natural to say "How often do buses stop here?", referring to the bus stop you're standing at.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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