[Grammar] In=by?

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Nima1000

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1.He arrived in a taxi.
2.He arrived by taxi.
3.He took a taxi home.
Do these the same in the meaning?and is it correct?IN=BY
I really confuse with preposition (in)!My question is about using( in) at these situations(transport).
 

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I think they are all correct and similar in meaning. To me the sentences with "arrive" seem more formal than the one with "took" (but I am not a native speaker). "IN a taxi" may emphasize the fact that the means of tansport chosen was quite comfortable, while "by taxi" is neutral. But it's just IMHO)))
 

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We dealt with this in another of your threads recently, Nima. There is no need to start again.

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