take bus


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Hi all,

Is it correct to say "take bus" to mean "by bus"?

e.g. We usually take bus together.
e.g. We took bus to work yesterday.

Many thanks!
  • No. "Take the bus" means "use buses to go there". It could be a different bus each day.

    Yes, in many sentences.
    Thanks a lot for taking the time to answer my question. I appreciate it a lot. :)

    What I really want to know is whether there's any difference in meaning at all between "the" and "a" in this context.

    If I tell you, "My sister and I usually take a/the bus together to work."

    Would you see a difference in meaning between the "a" and the "the"?

    Many thanks! :)
    In this sentence, both "a" and "the" work, and they have the same meaning.
    Is my interpretation correct? "A bus" in this sentence means any non-specific bus; "the bus" means the type of vehicle known as buses? And that's why both are correct.