I have encountered a test question like this:
We can go there by/on this number of bus.
The question requires us to choose from by and on.
But it seems this sentence sounds stilted, whether a by or an on is used.
Please give me an explicit answer. Thanks!
Last edited by Clark; 14-Jun-2008 at 15:53.
The phrase this number of bus is awkward, which makes both on and by unacceptable:
Ex: We can go there on this number.Go (somewhere) by bus is a collocation.
Ex: We can go there by this number.
We can get there on bus number XX.
We can get there by bus.