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Can "go on the bus" mean "board the bus" ?
I just got an answer from a native speaker that "go on the bus" can mean either "board the bus" or "travel on a bus"according to context, but I'm not really sure that "go on the bus" can mean "board the bus".
Is the answer really right???
If so, is this sentence below correct as well?
Someone will have to go on the roof to clean those gutters.

Then, can "go on the board", "go on the table", "go on the balcony" mean "get on the board", "get on the table", "get on the balcony" ?

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To board the bus, I would say, "Get on the bus." To travel on the bus, I would say, "Go by bus." I'm a native American English speaker.

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fire1I just got an answer from a native speaker that "go on the bus" can mean either "board the bus" or "travel on a bus"according to context,

That's logical and familiar.