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    Default Usage of "by" with means of transport

    Hi,

    We all know about the usage of the preposition "by" in expressions like "travel by car", "go by train", "arrive by hydrofoil", etc. However very often we also need to add an adjective describing a vehicle like "a white car", "a fast hydrofoil", etc. Do we need to change the preposition in this case?

    1) Travel by a white car / Travel in a white car
    2) Go by a fast plane / Go on a fast plane
    3) Arrive by a big hydrofoil / Arrive on a big hydrofoil

    Does the preposition change?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Usage of "by" with means of transport

    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    Hi,

    We all know about the usage of the preposition "by" in expressions like "travel by car", "go by train", "arrive by hydrofoil", etc. However very often we also need to add an adjective describing a vehicle like "a white car", "a fast hydrofoil", etc. Do we need to change the preposition in this case?

    1) Travel by a white car / Travel in a white car
    2) Go by a fast plane / Go on a fast plane
    3) Arrive by a big hydrofoil / Arrive on a big hydrofoil

    Does the preposition change?

    Thanks
    Yes, the preposition changes because of the article.

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