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    #1

    Train back to NY

    "They have to board/take train back to NY".

    Please check.

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    #2

    Re: Train back to NY

    You need an article before 'train'.

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    Re: Train back to NY

    Also, if you're taking the train back to New York, you're going to New York.
    If you are merely boarding the train back to New York, you could be stopping off earlier.

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    #4

    Re: Train back to NY

    True, but if you started your journey in New York and now you're taking the return journey, you would still say "I'm taking the train back to New York".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: Train back to NY

    In most contexts, I would use take. I would use board if I were at the station with them and they had to leave, or some other context where things were interrupted.

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    #6

    Re: Train back to NY

    Of course, it's really the train taking the speaker back to New York.

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    #7

    Re: Train back to NY

    Unless the speaker is the train driver.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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