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I don't know whether he got + prep. + the bus or not.

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Grammar / Gramática Español-Inglés' started by Aya_N, May 26, 2008.

  1. Aya_N Junior Member

    Mallorca
    Spain, Spanish
    Hi!

    I was doing some exercises on prepositions when I came across this sentence:
    "I saw him standing in the queue but I don't know whether he got ... the bus or not."

    The answers that the book gives are "on/into", and I wondered if I could also say "onto": [...] but I don't know whether he got onto the bus or not."

    thank you
     
  2. Chris K Senior Member

    Tacoma WA, US
    English / US
    Yes; I would say "on" or "onto / on to." I would never say "into"
     
  3. Aya_N Junior Member

    Mallorca
    Spain, Spanish
    Why? Is it incorrect?
     
  4. Chris K Senior Member

    Tacoma WA, US
    English / US
    Not so much "incorrect" as just not idiomatic. We think of a bus as being something you climb onto, not something you step into.
     
  5. Aya_N Junior Member

    Mallorca
    Spain, Spanish
    ok. Thank you!!
     

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