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    #1

    Cool Get off/down at the next station?

    Hello amigos!

    IŽll get off/down at the next station.

    Which preposition shall I use in the case?

    Thanks,

    Sam

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    #2

    Re: Get off/down at the next station?

    Quote Originally Posted by sambistapt View Post
    Hello amigos!

    IŽll get off/down at the next station.

    Which preposition shall I use in the case?
    I suggest you go for

    I'll get off at the next station
    since
    to get down (at least in BE) has got two quite different meanings



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    #3

    Re: Get off/down at the next station?

    I AM NOT A TEACHER BUT HOPE THIS MIGHT HELP YOU OUT.

    Get down at the next station .

    more examples... where will you get down.


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    Re: Get off/down at the next station?

    Quote Originally Posted by lokeshrao101 View Post
    I AM NOT A TEACHER BUT HOPE THIS MIGHT HELP YOU OUT.

    Get down at the next station .

    more examples... where will you get down.
    As Bea has pointed out, this is an incorrect use if you are saying you will leave a train. "I get off at the next station" is the correct collocation.

    Usage of "get down":


    "I managed to get down that revolting medicine" >> I managed to swallow that revolting medicine.
    "Make sure you get down what is said during the meeting" >> Make sure you have noted/written down ...
    "It was very difficult to get down from the high wall" >> It was very difficult to descend...

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    Re: Get off/down at the next station?

    I'll get off at the next station, buy something at the grocery store, and walk home.



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    #6

    Re: Get off/down at the next station?

    Do you 'change' a bus / tram / tube / train if you have to get off at one station to take another bus / tram etc.?


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    #7

    Re: Get off/down at the next station?

    You might not be getting off if you dropped off just before the station.

    Also you might not be getting off at the next one too.

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    #8

    Re: Get off/down at the next station?

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    You might not be getting off if you dropped off just before the station.

    Also you might not be getting off at the next one too.

    Sorry, e242. I'm afraid I don't get your drift.

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    #9

    Re: Get off/down at the next station?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowcake View Post
    Do you 'change' a bus / tram / tube / train if you have to get off at one station to take another bus / tram etc.?

    Yes, or transfer.

    You have to take the R5 to Center City and then transfer to the R3.

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    Re: Get off/down at the next station?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Yes, or transfer.

    You have to take the R5 to Center City and then transfer to the R3.

    Thank you.

    So you can say:

    ... then change to the R3.

    (I'm asking because of the preposition)

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