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? Or is 'the bus in generic use?]

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  1. I take it to mean he missed the bus he usually catches. I don't take it in a generic way.

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