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    travel ON or IN a bus?

    hi everyone,

    I just came across an example which I'm not sure I know the difference to:

    ''..the train he was travelling on..''

    and

    ''...the bus he was travelling in...''

    what is the difference between these two?
    Can anyone help?

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    Re: travel ON or IN a bus?

    You can be travelling in or on a bus or a train!
    Confusing? Not really, as both are right. If you think about it when you board a bus or a train you get into the vehicle but then you are also on it, in the same way that you are on a boat or a ship.
    But you can only be on a donkey, horse or a bicycle.

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    Re: travel ON or IN a bus?

    Quote Originally Posted by apex2000 View Post
    You can be travelling in or on a bus or a train!
    Confusing? Not really, as both are right. If you think about it when you board a bus or a train you get into the vehicle but then you are also on it, in the same way that you are on a boat or a ship.
    But you can only be on a donkey, horse or a bicycle.

    Thanks so much apex2000,

    mainly why i'm confused is because it was used in the same paragraph. but nevermind, now I got it!

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    Re: travel ON or IN a bus?

    Quote Originally Posted by miss_bammbamm View Post
    hi everyone,

    I just came across an example which I'm not sure I know the difference to:

    ''..the train he was travelling on..''

    and

    ''...the bus he was travelling in...''

    what is the difference between these two?
    Can anyone help?
    The answer is...The bus he was traveling on. IF IT'S THE BUS HE WAS TRAVELING IN... THEN HE HAS ANOTHER BUS TO CATCH WITHIN THE SAME BUS.

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    Re: travel ON or IN a bus?

    It's "on the bus", and "in the bus" is an odd phrase which I would not use, except perhaps to describe the location of a murder in which a stationary vehicle was used. For travelling, we always use "on the bus".

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