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    #1

    Confusion in using (a) and 's

    Hello,

    please I need help to understand this,

    It does not take long time by train or by car. It is faster by plane.

    The question is:

    Why they did not add (a) before long time, train, car and plane, so that the sentence to be as the following:

    It dose not take a long time by train or by a car. it is faster by a plane.

    I understand that we but a or an before the singular noun.



    the second question is :

    God guide the other company's.

    the question is i do not understand why they add the apostrophe s.

    I understand that (s) add with possession.
    Please help me to understand this.

    thank you in advance.

    Regards,

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    Re: Confusion in using (a) and 's

    The correct form is

    'It does not take a long time by train or by car. It is faster by plane.'

    'By train/by car/by plane' are standard expressions.

    'God guide the other companies.' would be correct.

    '...company's' is definitely wrong.

    Rover

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