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Get out of a car Once, I read that you cannot use the phrasal verb "get off" for a car. Instead, for bus and airplane. Is there any reason that explains why I cannot use "get off" for a car?
Jan 17, 2017 7:18 PM
Answers · 3
Interesting question. I had never thought about this, but yes it sounds extremely strange to say "I got off the car". I can't really say why there is a difference, but I would always say "I got out of the car", whereas you would usually say "get off the bus" and "get off the plane". Maybe there is an assumption that a car is something you are driving, while with a bus and a plane you are generally a passenger?
January 17, 2017
"get on" goes with "get off" the same way "get in" goes with "get out" -Get on the bus / Get off the bus -Get in the car / Get out of the car.
January 17, 2017
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