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  1. "exclusive bus lane" and "bus only" means the same?
  2. what's the differences about using "exclusive" and "only"?
    For example: "handicapped parking only" but in Taiwan, we use "handicapped exclusive parking space". Is it correct?
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  • They mean the same, but "Bus Only" is shorter, simpler and can be written larger on the same size sign and is therefore preferable. Likewise "Emergency Use Only" (sometimes accompanied by "Alarm Will Sound") is typically what is printed on doors intended to be used only during emergencies.
    – Jim
    Oct 18, 2014 at 17:22
  • Part 3 is an unrelated to parts 1 and 2. Please ask separate questions, and do not ask more questions as an answer. I'm going to edit out part 3. Oct 19, 2014 at 7:21

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Regarding 1) and 2), the meanings of each pair are the same. Actual wording probably depends on local dialect, regulations or space availability for the sign.

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    But to remain unlocked it must first be unlocked. Really the sign is likely trying to say "This door should only be unlocked in the case of an emergency". Also, the way you have #3 phrased it implies that the lock is there so that one can lock the door in cases of emergency.
    – Jim
    Oct 19, 2014 at 4:31

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