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    with a car

    Hi,

    ''The invention of the automobile has provided many benefits to travelers. With a car, man is able to travel vast distances in short periods of time.''

    The source: Writing Fundamentals-Focusing on Writing (page 42)

    I cannot understand why the writer uses 'with a car' but not 'by car' in the above sentence.

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    Re: with a car

    Quote Originally Posted by ademoglu View Post
    I cannot understand why the writer uses 'with a car' but not 'by car' in the above sentence.
    It's highlighting the benefits that the availability of cars has given people. Think of it from the opposite angle, you might say, "Without a car, people wouldn't have been able to travel great distances so easily."
    "By car" would convey a different idea.

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