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  1. tzfujimino's Avatar
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    #1

    They go to Kyoto by these buses.

    Hello.

    I have a question as to the usage of 'by'.

    Is it possible to say "They go to Kyoto by these buses" in a situation where there are several buses in front of us?
    Should it be " [...] on these buses"?

    Thank you.

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    Re: They go to Kyoto by these buses.

    I would use "on".

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    #3

    Re: They go to Kyoto by these buses.

    If they are not yet on the buses, should "on" still be used?

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    Re: They go to Kyoto by these buses.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    If they are not yet on the buses, should "on" still be used?
    Yes.

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    #5

    Re: They go to Kyoto by these buses.

    We may say "by bus" or "on the bus" but not "by the bus".
    Is it correct?

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    #6

    Re: They go to Kyoto by these buses.

    One can say "You can go to Kyoto by bus".

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