View Poll Results: Which is correct?

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    They are rather good. ))

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    Quote Originally Posted by John D
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    You also get on public transport.
    You are right there TDOL.

    You don't get in a bus or train but you get in a taxi.

    Wierd eh?

    John D.
    Does it have something to do with boarding? There is usually a platform to get on to where public transport is concerned. Just a thought.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    Maybe. Do you board a bus, though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Maybe. Do you board a bus, though?
    I think so. We board buses, trains and planes. And ships.

    8)

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    Re: Which is correct?

    The horse, bike and motorbike part are easy enough .... once you have 'boarded', you are ON the horse, bike, motorbike, so you 'get on' them.
    As for the rest of them, I think it has more to do with the fact that you can walk onto a bus, train, plane, ship, and once you have boarded you can stand. With a car (or taxi) it's different, you can't walk onto them, or stand once you have 'boarded', so you get INTO THEM. Then you are 'in' a car / taxi.
    Only me rambling again.

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    Re: Which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lib
    The horse, bike and motorbike part are easy enough .... once you have 'boarded', you are ON the horse, bike, motorbike, so you 'get on' them.
    As for the rest of them, I think it has more to do with the fact that you can walk onto a bus, train, plane, ship, and once you have boarded you can stand. With a car (or taxi) it's different, you can't walk onto them, or stand once you have 'boarded', so you get INTO THEM. Then you are 'in' a car / taxi.
    Only me rambling again.
    I think that's a good explanation. Quite well organized.

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