English

1. You can take the bus.

If somebody say the sentence, what does that mean?

2. You may take the bus.
3. You are able to take the bus.
4. You are allowed to take the bus.

What does usually #1 mean? #2, 3, or 4?

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 149
asked by rfvv
  1. They all mean about the same -- but 1 usually means # 2.

    #3 likely means that a bus goes where you want to go.

    #4 is more often addressed to a child who's been given permission to take the bus.

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. English

    1. He was late because he missed the bus. [In this sentence, what does 'the bus' mean? Does the bus mean the specific bus? The school bus which his schoool has, or the Number 12 bus which he usualy takes when he comes to school?

    asked by rfvv on October 19, 2017
  2. possessive nouns

    Write the noun in this sentence so it shows possession. The bus driver is named Mr. Ed. Would it be? The bus's driver is named Mr. Ed. I personally think the sentence should be rewritten to read, The bus driver's name is Mr. Ed

    asked by Lulu on December 12, 2006
  3. English

    1. She is on the car. [She is on top of the car. She is on the top of the car. ] 2. She is in the car. [She is inside the car to drive.] 3. She is at the car. [She is by the car... Is my explanation right?] 4. She is on the bus.

    asked by rfvv on April 7, 2018
  4. Physics? clueless on what to do

    Jack is 12m from the bus and is running towards the bus at a constant 4.0m/s. If the bus accelerates away from the bus stop at .8m/s^2, can he catch the bus? If so where? Vi= initial velocity vf=final velocity a= acceleration

    asked by Soph on September 23, 2012
  5. AP Physics

    Jack is 12m from the bus and is running towards the bus at a constant 4.0m/s. If the bus accelerates away from the bus stop at .8m/s^2, can he catch the bus? If so where? Vi= initial velocity vf=final velocity a= acceleration

    asked by Soph on September 23, 2012
  1. Proofread -- English

    Yes, that is correct. I am currently taking BUS and CJ courses, but on the 1st of January, my focus will be entirely to CJ. Can someone proofread this sentence for me? I'm not sure I understand the question. If the sentence is to

    asked by Anonymous on September 12, 2006
  2. ALGEBRA 1

    A nonstop bus ride from the bus station in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to the bus station in Albany, New York, took 6 hours. If the average speeed of the bus was 21 meters per second , what is the distance between the two bus

    asked by Abby on October 10, 2013
  3. math

    two bus start from the same bus stand at 8a.m. one travels at 40km/h and other at 50km/h. the second bus reaches the next stop at 10a.m.How much later will the first bus arrive?

    asked by manju on June 15, 2016
  4. algebra help please

    A bus leaves a station at 1p.m. traveling west at an average rate of 44 mi/h.one hour later a second bus leaves the same station traveling east at a rate of 48mi/h. At what time will the two buses be 274 miles apart I know that I

    asked by allen on March 25, 2007
  5. PHYSICS

    Taylor Swift leaves Philadelphia for a concert in Dallas. Kellie Pickler leaves at the same time, but in a different tour bus. After 2 hours, Taylor's bus has traveled 50% further than Kellie's bus. If Taylor's bus is going 30mph

    asked by Anna on September 21, 2010

More Similar Questions