[Vocabulary] Students were bused in for the game

kadioguy

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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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jutfrank

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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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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....
 
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