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    for going there

    Is this sentence correct:
    1-For going there, I only had a bike.

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    Re: for going there

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    Is this sentence correct:
    1-For going there, I only had a bike.
    Yes, but it doesn't seem very natural. :(

    Perhaps:

    • I had to get there by noon, and I only had a bike.


    What do you think?

    :)

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    Re: for going there

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    Is this sentence correct:
    1-For going there, I only had a bike.
    A context would help make clear the precise meaning. But I'll offer up:

    My only means of transport was a bike. OR
    My only means of getting there was by bike. OR
    The only mode of transport available (to me) was my bike.

    Iain

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    Those are all good.

    :wink:

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    How about:

    1-I only had a bike to get me there.
    2-I only had a bike to go there on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    How about:

    1-I only had a bike to get me there.
    2-I only had a bike to go there on.
    Those are good.

    :)

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    In the first, you could also omit 'me'.

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    Thanks everybody,
    I think one copuld also go the other way too.
    What do you think about:
    3-I only had a bike to get myself there with.
    or:
    4:I only had a bike to get myself there on.

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    They're OK, but I'd be tempted to drop the prepositions.

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