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    #1

    send someone

    Hello,

    Can we say "I sent him by plane?"

    Thanks.


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    #2

    Re: send someone

    I sent him on a plane somewhere.


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    #3

    Re: send someone

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    I sent him on a plane somewhere.
    I sent him somewhere by plane. (I sent him to [place] plane.)
    Is this wrong?


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    #4

    Re: send someone

    In 'my book' it is.


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    #5

    Re: send someone

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    In 'my book' it is.
    SV,

    Thanks for the response.
    Do you mean that "by plane" isn't appropriate and "on a plane" is appropriate?


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    #6

    Re: send someone

    No, I don't mean that. To travel by plane is idiomatic, while send sy by plane is not.


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    #7

    Re: send someone

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    No, I don't mean that. To travel by plane is idiomatic, while send sy by plane is not.

    SV,

    Correct: travel (to XXX) by plane
    Wrong: travel (to XXX) on a plane

    Correct: send someone (to XXX) on a plane
    Wrong: send someone (to XXX) by plane

    Is this what you meant?


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    #8

    Re: send someone

    Almost. Travel on a plane is okay.


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    #9

    Re: send someone

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    Almost. Travel on a plane is okay.

    SV,

    Correct: travel (to XXX) by plane
    Correct: travel (to XXX) on a plane
    Correct: send someone (to XXX) on a plane
    Wrong: send someone (to XXX) by plane

    Why is the 4th one wrong?


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    #10

    Re: send someone

    Open:
    Google

    It did not sound correct to my ears in the first place. However, I have managed to come to terms with it by now.

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