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If two people take the same school bus everyday to get back home, will it be natural to use:

She's in my bus.

Actually our teacher asked us if someone took the same bus as S. Actually we have fixed buses that we get on and off each day in order to get to school and get back home. We are dropped off at our bus stops. Does it make it sound like "a group of kids boarding the same bus", if yes then to mean this can "in" be used?

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No. It would be better to say:

She rides/takes my bus.

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She rides/takes the same bus as me.

or

She and I ride/take the same bus.

In English we say one is on a bus rather than in a bus. But saying "she is on my bus" in the present tense suggests that you are both currently riding on a bus.

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    It's fine to say "she's on my bus" when you mean "she regularly takes / is assigned to my bus". – Luke Sawczak May 20 '19 at 14:39
  • In support of @LukeSawczak's point, this is analogous to "she's in my class" being correct even if you are not in a class at the time of speaking. – Flater May 20 '19 at 15:19
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    @It'saboutEnglish For my part, I can certainly imagine it. I don't think anyone would look at you funny if you said it in that context. So by that criterion I think it is fair to call it "natural." – TypeIA May 23 '19 at 7:12
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    @It'saboutEnglish Yes. I certainly used that exact phrase when I was in school. Similarly, I said things like "She's not on my bus – she's on the Newmarket one." – Luke Sawczak May 23 '19 at 9:22
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    @It'saboutEnglish What are you fishing for? You've got the answer - it's fine to say it and some people do say it. It seems like we're going in circles here. – TypeIA May 23 '19 at 11:00

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