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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:02:43 AM
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Do you come by bus?


Do you come on a bus?


please explain to me the correct use of the preposition in the context.
do we also need "the" before bus?
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:30:06 AM

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The usual question, the one I've heard most, is: "Do you go/come by bus/rail/car/air?"

That does not need an article ('bus' is used to denote the whole system of transport).

It also makes sense to ask "Do you come on a/the bus?" to ask about how someone usually/regularly comes to some place.
This one does need an article.


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
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