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Riding the bus? #1 (permalink) Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:29 am   Riding the bus?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #161 "Daily Activities: Verbs (2)", question 3

I walk to the bus stop after that. I catch and ......... the bus for about 30 minutes.

(a) ride
(b) head
(c) go
(d) track

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #161 "Daily Activities: Verbs (2)", answer 3

I walk to the bus stop after that. I catch and ride the bus for about 30 minutes.

Correct answer: (a) ride

Your answer was: incorrect
I walk to the bus stop after that. I catch and go the bus for about 30 minutes.
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i think ride the bus is incorect.please explain why it is ride?
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Riding the bus? #2 (permalink) Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:49 am   Riding the bus?
 

That's what we do with buses: we ride them. We do not 'go' them.
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Riding the bus? #3 (permalink) Mon Sep 27, 2010 20:30 pm   Riding the bus?
 

to tell the truth, I have always thought "to ride a bike/scooter/horse/on a merry-go-round", but "to ride a bus" is a kind of discovery for me. Thanks.
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Riding the bus? #4 (permalink) Sun Jan 30, 2011 22:43 pm   Riding the bus?
 

thank you for sharing . I' ve learned a new thing, too.
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Riding the bus? #5 (permalink) Mon Aug 08, 2011 19:30 pm   Riding the bus?
 

I couldn't understand it...
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Riding the bus? #6 (permalink) Mon Aug 08, 2011 20:34 pm   Riding the bus?
 

In the UK, the term is to ride on a bus.
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Riding the bus? #7 (permalink) Tue Aug 09, 2011 20:04 pm   Riding the bus?
 

Darik wrote:
to tell the truth, I have always thought "to ride a bike/scooter/horse/on a merry-go-round", but "to ride a bus" is a kind of discovery for me. Thanks.


Likewise.
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ride on a bus #8 (permalink) Thu Aug 25, 2011 15:53 pm   ride on a bus
 

Beeesneees wrote:
In the UK, the term is to ride on a bus.


Can't we say go on a bus? I use it quite often... It is accepted in my community...
Thanks.
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Riding the bus? #9 (permalink) Thu Aug 25, 2011 16:13 pm   Riding the bus?
 

You can use it. It is more informal.
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ride on a bus #10 (permalink) Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:39 am   ride on a bus
 

It's so clear to me now...Thank you very much for your explanation..
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