Translation:The museum is far away, it will be necessary to take a bus.
'The museum is far' sounds rather stilted to me - not what we would ever say. It works fine in the interrogative 'Is it far?' and the negative 'It isn't far'. Better is 'far away' and even better 'a long way away'. And similarly 'take a bus' is slightly formal. 'Get a bus' is what we would actually say. There speaks a Londoner!
I get this wrong every time as they expect an answer in incorrect English. Go by a bus is wrong. It should be go on a bus or go by bus. This course has very few of these cases where you have to memorize bad English to continue, unlike some of the other cousrses which have lots, but it would still be nice if it was fixed...
you don't need the article "a'" here. you can also say "take the bus" instead of "take a bus," of that is your choice. they are perfectly interchangeable here. i would prefer "go by bus." either way, any of these answers should be acceptable. being way too rigid and nitpicky here.
(Recovered comments) 1: My options:
- the museum is far away, one will need to go by bus
- the museum is far, one will need to go by bus
- the museum is far, one will need to get a bus
- the museum is far, it will be necessary to get a bus. Duo marked red. Which of them are really incorrect?
2 AndroidKanada: The first is best, the other three are slightly marginal but quite understandable: (1) simply "far" doesn't seem quite right, but "far away" is good English (2) "take a bus" is preferable to "get a bus", at least where I live, but the latter is OK.
I realize DL already has 130+ solutions, but a whole set using "you" seems equally valid, especially in North American English, e.g. "The museum is far away, you will need to go by bus." I'm pretty confident of this as long as "you..." is used as the American equivalent of "one will need to...", but I am curious whether Russians would consider this sentence ambiguous between an actual 1st person "we" and a truly second-person "you"?? (or even allowing other possibilities??)
In UK, we do not say "The museum is far", but we might say "it is far off" or "some distance". "One needs to take..." is just as correct as saying "It is necessary..." and "to go by bus" or "take a bus" are the most common phrases, but " going by a bus" more likely to be used if you are, maybe, pointing to the bus you happen to be going by!