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    #1

    "by foot" or "on foot"

    I came here by foot.
    I came here on foot. I have heard both.Can we use both?
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    #2

    Re: "by foot" or "on foot"

    We say 'on foot.' 'By' is used when we talk about using some other mode
    of transportation -- 'by bicycle' for example.

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    #3

    Re: "by foot" or "on foot"

    Quote Originally Posted by edmondjanet View Post
    I came here by foot.
    I came here on foot. I have heard both.Can we use both?
    Thank you.
    "I came here by foot" is quite commonly used in Indian English but it is not universally accepted. "on foot" is always correct.

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    Re: "by foot" or "on foot"

    Quote Originally Posted by edmondjanet View Post
    I came here by foot.
    I came here on foot. I have heard both.Can we use both?
    Thank you.
    NOT A TEACHER.

    In colloquial English, "foot" can also be used as a verb: "Do you wanna take the bus? Nah, let's foot it."

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    #5

    Re: "by foot" or "on foot"

    Also, it's tempting to use foot after by at the end of a list: 'He went by train, bus, plane, bicycle, and [on] foot'. I've heard the 'on' omitted there, although I think I'd resist the temptation.

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    Re: "by foot" or "on foot"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "I came here by foot" is quite commonly used in Indian English but it is not universally accepted. "on foot" is always correct.
    And you will occasionally hear it in BrE, though on is the preposition of choice.

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    Re: "by foot" or "on foot"

    What about going somewhere by walking?

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    Re: "by foot" or "on foot"

    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    What about going somewhere by walking?
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    Why not just use the verb "walk"?

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    Re: "by foot" or "on foot"

    Quote Originally Posted by Allen165 View Post
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    Why not just use the verb "walk"?
    Yeah, why not?

    We walk to school

    We go to school by walking

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    #10

    Re: "by foot" or "on foot"

    Lest there is room for any doubt, 'We go to school by walking' is just wrong.

    'How did you get to school?' expects an answer such as 'We walked' or 'On foot'.

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