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    Language assistence wanted

    English to me is a foreign language. Please help me if you are a native speaker. Thanks.

    In my city, on the bus one often can hear the warning from the paging: "The vehicle is to move and you should stand or hold something steady." And you know it is a safety warning. Well, that is my translation directly from the original, if in good English, what should it be?

    Another example is that I have to write in a notice to foreigners attending a formal event to get on the bus infront of the hotel they stay in the morning. They cannot get up and leave individually but collectively or as a group. So how should I put the meaning fully and properly in the notice?

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    1 - "The vehicle is about to move. Please stand still or hold something steady"

    2 - "Before leaving in the morning, can everyone gather in the hotel foyer at "insert time here"? Once everyone is gathered, please then board the bus waiting outside. Please do not board the bus individually. Thanks"

    Something like that.
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    Thank you, sir.
    But still what I want to know is really whether in your place (the town or city where you stay or live) there is such a warning in real life? If there is, can you give the exact wording?
    About the boarding of bus, well, it is supposed to be written as a short notice to be issued to the guests concerned, and it is very concise in the original language. So it is not so good to lengthen it, sounding like a broken sentence (well, you know what I mean.)

    PS. Dundee is very nice after i read the link. But in my early years where there was no Internet, I knew from soccer newspaper that there is a club named Dundee United or something like that.
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    Cant think of seeing an actual warning for this.

    Boarding of bus - Gather here at 8am. Board bus as a group, not individually.

    That should do it hopefully

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    Anyway, Dundee is a nice place, I don't think people living in the same city are real enemy, the fight on football field should not be taken into real life, is it right? So Dundee is in Scotland, which is different from England, but in China, people tend to call the UK as England, perhaps it is for convenience or simply due to confusion because like in the last Euro Cup, England played against Wales, but the two were supposed to be from the same country....Ok, there was game played between China and Hong Kong for World Cup 2018. ...

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    Yes, Scotland is not England. Both in UK though.
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