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    #1

    go to school by walking

    I go to school by walking.

    I was taught that it should be "I walk to school." Some time ago, I saw the above sentence. Is it correct?

    Many thanks.


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    Re: go to school by walking

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    I go to school by walking.

    I was taught that it should be "I walk to school." Some time ago, I saw the above sentence. Is it correct?

    Many thanks.
    Your teacher confuses you. They are both okay and have different meanings.

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    Re: go to school by walking

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    Your teacher confuses you. They are both okay and have different meanings.
    It's true. I had always thought that it was wrong. Could you please let me know the difference in meaning between the two sentences? Many thanks.


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    Re: go to school by walking

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    It's true. I had always thought that it was wrong. Could you please let me know the difference in meaning between the two sentences? Many thanks.
    You can not only walk to school. If you have a car you do not walk to school but you still go to school.

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    #5

    Re: go to school by walking

    It's not very natural to say "I go to school by walking." It's not ungrammatical, but it's not natural, and unlikely to be said by a native speaker.

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    Re: go to school by walking

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    I go to school by walking.

    Tan, disregard my comments. I do not know why I thought you were talking about the difference between:

    I go to school
    I walk to school


    Probably it is too early over here.

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    Re: go to school by walking

    Barb D is right Elaine, a native speaker would be most unlikely to say 'by walking', we say 'I walk to school' or 'I go to school on foot'.

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