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I heard a friend saying

“it takes an hour by a car imagine a bus”

Is imagine used correctly here?

  • The sentence needs some punctuation: It takes an hour by car – imagine a bus! – J.R. Jun 29 '18 at 9:39
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Your example sounds like very casual conversation.
What the speaker is saying is

It takes an hour (to get there) by a car, imagine (how long it would take using) a bus.

Quite often in casual conversation, shortcuts are taken and obvious words are left out, but the sentence in this context is correct.

  • Really?? Whatever happened to Not so fast...? (Harith, what Peter said is true, but we recommend waiting a day – or at least half a day – before you do this.) – J.R. Jun 29 '18 at 9:29

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