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    #1

    travel by the underground

    Hello,

    I'd like to ask you a question concerning the phrase "the underground". I often see / hear 'I like travelling by the underground'.

    Is that correct or we should say 'I like travelling by underground', without the definite article.

    Thank you,
    heyt

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    Re: travel by the underground

    Normally we say travelling on the underground.

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    #3

    Re: travel by the underground

    Quote Originally Posted by apex2000 View Post
    Normally we say travelling on the underground.
    Thanks for that, apex. In Prague I happily go/travel by metro or take/use the metro, but it has been so long since I used the London system that I wasn't sure how we spoke about it.

    Do Londoners still take the tube / go by tube?

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    Re: travel by the underground

    Yes, we do both.

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