I think either is fine, but I agree there is a slight difference in emphasisroniy said:" I take the/a bus/train"
"I am on the/a bus/train"
I think that I always hear "the" but I am not sure.
What you think ????
so "I am on...." comes only with "the" ????cirrus said:Whenever tedious idiots phone their friends on their mobile they invariably seem to say "I'm on the train". On a train to my ears sounds a bit unusual - it makes me think they are on top of it rather than inside it.
Also see Morx’ post – if it’s a bus or train you are familiar with eg the train home or a bus you normally use, then it’s the definite article. If it isn’t a particular train or bus – just any old bus or train then I’d use the indefinite article.roniy said:so "I am on...." comes only with "the" ????
The issue with " take" a/the I understood
but what you say about "on the/a bus" ??
From what you are saying it is only correct with "the"
can you elaborate more ??