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    Go to Poland via/across/etc Lithuania.

    Hello.

    I am going to Poland but since I have Lithuanian Schengen visa I need to cross Lithuania border first. How may I put this? I have the following options,

    'I am going to Poland via Lithuania'
    'I am going to Poland across Lithuania'
    'I am going to Poland over Lithuania'
    'I am going to Poland through Lithuania'
    'I am going to Poland by Lithuania'

    Which of those are correct?
    Is there any difference between the correct sentences?

    Thanks,

    Alex

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    Re: Go to Poland via/across/etc Lithuania.

    'I am going to Poland via Lithuania' Is the most natural.

    You could use across, over and through, but I believe 'by' may be interpreted in a different way. So my recommendation would be 'via' as the most natural way to say it.

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    Re: Go to Poland via/across/etc Lithuania.

    I agree that via makes most sense here because of the visa.

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    Re: Go to Poland via/across/etc Lithuania.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    Hello.



    'I am going to Poland via Lithuania'
    'I am going to Poland across Lithuania'
    'I am going to Poland over Lithuania'
    'I am going to Poland through Lithuania'
    'I am going to Poland by Lithuania'

    Which of those are correct?



    None of them is correct without a full stop at the end.

    Rover

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    Re: Go to Poland via/across/etc Lithuania.

    An alternative to via is 'by way of' (but not 'by' on its own).

    b

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    Re: Go to Poland via/across/etc Lithuania.

    Quote Originally Posted by HanibalII View Post
    'I am going to Poland via Lithuania' Is the most natural.

    You could use across, over and through, but I believe 'by' may be interpreted in a different way.
    'Over' sounds most unnatural to me.

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