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    Students were bused in for the game

    Hello, everyone.

    I read the following example sentence in Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's English Dictionary Online:

    Students from the other college were bused in for the game.

    What is the difference if I write Students from the other college were bused for the game, or Students from the other college were bused to the game?

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    Re: Students were bused in for the game

    The difference would be that if you wrote bused for the game, people wouldn't understand. (bused to the game would be guessable, I think.)

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    Re: Students were bused in for the game

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    The difference would be that if you wrote bused for the game, people wouldn't understand. (bused to the game would be guessable, I think.)

    Another example sentence in Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's English Dictionary Online is:

    The children are bused to school.

    In OALD9:

    We were bused from the airport to our hotel.

    In LDOCE:

    Casey was bussed to the school.

    This is why I ask my question, because most example sentence use bus somebody to/in/into something; however, the sentence above in WALED use ...bused in for....
    Last edited by kadioguy; 06-May-2017 at 14:03.
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    Re: Students were bused in for the game

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    however, the sentence above in WALED use ...bused in for....
    Quite. It was not ... bused for... .

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