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    It takes only about fivr minutes from here to there by/in car/bus.

    Hello all,

    I am writing few sentences. Please check if they are correct or incorrect.

    It takes only about five minutes to get my workplace from my home/house. (takes only or only takes, home or house) I guess it would be "home".
    It only takes about five minutes to get my workplace from my home/house. (takes only or only takes, home or house)


    I always get confused about IN and BY.

    It takes about five minutes by/in car to get my workplace from my home/house. (by car or in car)
    It takes about five minutes by/in bus to get my workplace from my home/house. (by car or in bus)
    It takes about five minutes by/in train to get my workplace from my home/house. (by car or in train)

    Thanks,

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    Re: It takes only about fivr minutes from here to there by/in car/bus.

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    Hello all,

    I am writing have written a few sentences (The sentences were written in the past even if they were written only a few seconds ago). Please check if they are correct or incorrect.

    It takes only about five minutes to get to my workplace from my home/house. (takes only or only takes, home or house) I guess it would be "home". (You can use "house" or "home")
    It only takes about five minutes to get to my workplace from my home/house. (takes only or only takes, home or house)
    "It takes only" or "It only takes" have the same meaning here.


    I always get confused about IN and BY. (Many people are confused by "in" and "on". Some people use "in" while others may use "on".

    It takes about five minutes by/in car to get to my workplace from my home/house. (by car or in car) (by car or in a car)
    It takes about five minutes by/in bus to get to my workplace from my home/house. (by car or in bus) (by bus, on a bus)
    It takes about five minutes by/in train to get to my workplace from my home/house. (by car or in train) (by train, on the train. Note that the definite article "the" is generally used since there is probably only one bus and one train using a certain route. If there are competing bus companies on the same route you could use "a" bus)

    Thanks,
    Gil

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    Re: It takes only about fivr minutes from here to there by/in car/bus.

    Great! Very clear. Thank you Gil.

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