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    On the tube/in the tube/ by (the) tube

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    Please help, I need to know which of these sentences are correct and which are wrong. Can I also say "people in the tube"? Thank you.
    1. Many people travel on the tube every day.
    2. Many people travel in the tube every day.
    3. Many people travel by tube every day.

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    Re: On the tube/in the tube/ by (the) tube

    Quote Originally Posted by vasea1977 View Post
    Hi
    Please help, I need to know which of these sentences are correct and which are wrong. Can I also say "people in the tube"? Thank you.
    1. Many people travel on the tube every day.
    2. Many people travel in the tube every day.
    3. Many people travel by tube every day.
    They are all possible. For me, #1 is the most natural.

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    Re: On the tube/in the tube/ by (the) tube

    I wouldn't use #2 at all.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: On the tube/in the tube/ by (the) tube

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I wouldn't use #2 at all.
    I know this isn't real at all, but what would you call this?: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UoxBTxcUU2...o+Futurama.jpg
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: On the tube/in the tube/ by (the) tube

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    I know this isn't real at all, but what would you call this?: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UoxBTxcUU2...o+Futurama.jpg
    I have no idea! Some kind of sci-fi transport tube. I still wouldn't say that he was travelling "in the tube".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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