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    commute

    If I say ''when the university is a stone's throw away from my home I don't need to waste my time and money to commute every day to school rather I can walk''. Is my sentence correct? Since I don't drive to school back and forth, still can I use the verb commute?

    Thank you for enlighten me.

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    Re: commute

    Quote Originally Posted by arzgol View Post
    If I say ''When the university is a stone's throw away from my home, I don't need to waste my time and money to commute commuting every day. to school Rather I can walk'', is my sentence correct? Since I don't drive to school back and forth to and from school, still can I still use the verb "commute"?

    Thank you for enlightening me.
    Commuting is any regular journey between two places, whether it's school, work or university or it's by car, bike, bus, van, plane or on foot.

    Please see my amendments to your post above. I would use the -ing form after "I don't need to waste time and money..."

    I don't need to waste money driving...
    I don't need to waste time cycling...
    I don't need to waste energy running...

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    Re: commute

    Thank you so much emsr2d2 for explaining and rectifying painstikeingly my senteces .
    I realy admire you for putting your time and effort into helping students to learn English.
    Last edited by arzgol; 26-Jun-2011 at 03:38.

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