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    How to explain the difference between Go by bus and go on the bus, or go by car and go in the car?

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    Re: prepositions

    I'm wondering what is wrong with this question. No one has answered so far. If it's possible, please give me a link so I could read about it myself.
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    Re: prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by svetik View Post
    I'm wondering what is wrong with this question. No one has answered so far. If it's possible, please give me a link so I could read about it myself.
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    svetik, good morning.

    (1) TOM: How do you get to school?
    (2) MONA: I get to school by bus./ I take the bus./ I ride the bus./ I go by bus./ I go on the bus. = sounds a bit "strange."

    (3) If someone asks you how you got to New York, I don't think you would answer: I went there on the airplane.

    (4) If someone asks you how you usually travel to Beijing, I don't think you would answer: Oh, I like to go on the airplane.

    (5) Maybe (?) the verb "go" (a verb of motion) does not collocate well with "on the bus" ( prepositional phrase of location).

    Have a nice day.

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    Re: prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by svetik View Post
    How to explain the difference between Go by bus and go on the bus, or go by car and go in the car?
    It's just a different way of saying the same thing.

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