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contiluo

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Which of the following sentences is acceptable? And which is better?


(1) Most of my classmates ride a bicycle to school.

(2) Most of my classmates ride bicycles to school.

(3) Most of my classmates go to school by bicycle.

(4) Most of my classmates go to school by bicycles. :?:
 

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Which of the following sentences is acceptable? And which is better?


(1) Most of my classmates ride a bicycle to school.

(2) Most of my classmates ride bicycles to school.

(3) Most of my classmates go to school by bicycle.

(4) Most of my classmates go to school by bicycles. :?:
2 is better than 1
3 is better than 4
1 is wrong because they don't all ride the same bike.
4 is wrong because the term is "by bicycle", "by car", etc. regardless of how many people you're talking about. It refers to a mode of transport, not to a specific vehicle.
 
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