go for a ride


Senior Member

Without context, we cannot judge what exactly is this activity, can we?

We may ride horses, we may ride bicycles, we may ride in a bus or a car. Of course, go for a ride cannot refer to the last activity, can it?
  • loghrat

    Senior Member
    British English / Danish
    That's right,stephen, you cannot tell.

    'go for a ride on a bike/motor bike/scooter'
    'go for a ride on a horse'
    'go for a ride on a carousel'

    'go for a drive in a car'

    'go for a ride in a bus' ?? sounds a little odd, because 'go for a ride' suggests a recreational activity and maybe not following a set route, whereas going by bus, or taking or catching a bus, is normally to get from a to b.

    I agree with waltern, you can also say 'go for a ride in a car'.
    Last edited:

    Susan Y

    Senior Member
    British English
    You can also go for a ride in a bus, if your objective is not so much to get from A to B, but rather to enjoy the bus ride itself. Here in Australia when it gets hot I sometimes go for a ride on a bus - any bus - just to enjoy the air conditioning!
    < Previous | Next >