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    get off vs get down from

    1) He got off the car at Baker's Street.
    2) He got down from the car at Baker's Street.
    3) He got out of the car at Baker's Street.

    4) He got off the bus/train/aeroplane at Baker's Street.
    5) He got down from the bus/train/aeroplane at Baker's Street.
    6) He got out of the bus/train/aeroplane at Baker's Street.

    Can someone please tell me which of the above sentences are correct? When do we use get off and when get down from? Also, can I use get off from in place of get off?

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    Re: get off vs get down from

    Quote Originally Posted by daemon99 View Post
    1) He got off the car at Baker's Street.
    2) He got down from the car at Baker's Street.
    3) He got out of the car at Baker's Street.

    4) He got off the bus/train/aeroplane at Baker's Street.
    5) He got down from the bus/train/aeroplane at Baker's Street.
    6) He got out of the bus/train/aeroplane at Baker's Street.

    Can someone please tell me which of the above sentences are correct? When do we use get off and when get down from? Also, can I use get off from in place of get off?
    1,2 You don't get off or down from a car, unless you've climbed onto its roof or bonnet, or if it's a very old car with big wheels and a running-board.

    5 You get down from a bus with a high passenger platform (as some older buses did). You get down from a train or a plane if it's an uncomfortably long step down - as it would be in a small aircraft; but 4 is much more common.

    6 The verb 'get out of' is possible if the idea of emerging is an important part of the meaning: 'He got out of the bus in order to help the old lady on'. But again, 4 is much more common.

    The general point has been covered in several other threads. I don't have time to search at the moment.

    b

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