I'd be very grateful if anyone could tell me if there's any difference between the sentences below:
Can you ride a bike?
Can you ride on a bike?
Have you ever ridden a camel?
Have you ever ridden on a camel?
Why do we need 'on' here?
To me "ride on" suggests you were a passenger, rather than controlling the bike/camel. Some years ago in Rajasthan I rode a camel in the desert (after learning how to do it), my wife rode on the camel, behind me.
Last edited by bhaisahab; 03-Dec-2010 at 19:35. Reason: Correction