Which is correct?

Which is correct?

  • Get in a car

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  • Get on a car

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Tdol

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Which preposition is right?
 

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I would get on a car if I was going to get up on the hood (bonnet).

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As far as I know you get in / into a car. You get on / onto a bus, train,plane.
 

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That's as far as I know, too. ;-)
 

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You also get on public transport. ;-)
 
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tdol said:
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?

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And the same is true for leaving them- you get off a bus, train, etc, but out of a car or taxi. The reasoning escapes me- the only logical one for on\off is a bike or horse. ;-)
 
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I was going to mention horse along with bicycle but I do not have one. If I did have a horse I would mount and dismount.

Mount= Clamber on using a stepladder.
Dismount= Fall off onto one's head.

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John D said:
I was going to mention horse along with bicycle but I do not have one. If I did have a horse I would mount and dismount.

Mount= Clamber on using a stepladder.
Dismount= Fall off onto one's head.

:roll:

John D.

I like your definitions. Heh heh. :wink:

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They are rather good. ;-)))
 

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John D said:
tdol said:
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. ;-)
 

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Maybe. Do you board a bus, though? ;-)
 

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tdol said:
Maybe. Do you board a bus, though? ;-)

I think so. We board buses, trains and planes. And ships. ;-)

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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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Lib said:
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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