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On a bus and in a bus

You are on a bus when you think of it as transport. You are in a bus when you think about the inside of it.

Seven dogs sitting in a bus.

The are seven dogs in the bus.

• I am on a bus with my dogs. We will be with you soon.
(The bus as transport)
• I left my bag in the bus.
(The bag is inside the bus)
• By next week I will be on my boat, relaxing with a cocktail. In the boat there are three cabins.

If the transport you are talking about has only four wheels, a car or a taxi for example, don’t use on. Use only in.
• I am in a taxi. NOT I am on a taxi.
• I left my bag in the car.

Remember: On transport. INside the object.
  • Exercise 1

    Remember: On transport. INside the object.

    When thinking of transport do we use on or in with the following?

    Remember: On transport. INside the object.

    When thinking of transport do we use on or in with the following?

    Exercise 2

    Complete the sentences using either in or on.

    Complete the sentences using either in or on.

  • Remember: On transport. INside the object.

    There are three camels in the car.

     Four camels are sitting in a car.

  • Remember: On transport. INside the object.

    I will help you get in the train.