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    on/in

    Hi

    I travel on a train, on a bus, on a tram/or I travel in a train, in a bus, in a tram

    Also: I was riding in a cab. Is it correct?
    Last edited by GUEST2008; 14-Apr-2008 at 22:46.

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    Smile Re: on/in

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    I travel on a train, on a bus, on a tram/or I travel in a train, in a bus, in a tram
    You normally use the preposition on with such modes of transport like coach/bus/tram/boat/ship/aeroplane etc. As for cars/cabs/taxis etc. you use in.


    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Also: I was riding in a cab. Is it correct?
    Yeah, that's fine. If it was a bus, you would say, I was riding on a bus.


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    Re: on/in

    One can use the prepositions 'by', 'on', 'in' , 'under' train/bus.

    You will be confused if you try to learn these by using such short sentences as,
    I travel.".by, in the , on the' " in isolation. The preposition 'in' will give the sentence a different meaning than if 'by' is used.

    I was travelling in a cab
    I was travelling by cab

    Your next question would be, "But what's the didfference? How will I know which to use? Are the interchangeable?
    That's what I mean about learning these prepositions in a CONTEXT of meaning.
    Last edited by David L.; 15-Apr-2008 at 00:49.

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