Transportation Prepositions in English – By In and On
In this complete tutorial for beginners about Transportation preposition in English, learners would be able to learn a grammar lesson when to use Transportation Prepositions – By, In and On correctly. Transportation prepositions can be tricky and can be confusing but it is important to learn. When we talk about ways to travel.
So, in this lesson we are going to specifically look at Transportation Prepositions: By, In and On related to transportation that would help make your speech easy.
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Now, the first preposition that were going to look at is:
– is used when we are talking about general ways of travel or transport.
“By“ – is also used for transportation environment or the surface like; sea, road, air – these are transportation. So even when you’re not talking a particular vehicle in particular, you can also use the preposition “by” to talk about transportation surface.
I went by sea.
We are traveling to Bangkok by road.
They are going to go by air.
So, we are using the preposition “by” when talking about general ways of travel. You can also use another transportation surface that’s “rail”.
Now let’s have a look at with preposition “in” related to transportation. After several rules in or on are used to talk about a specific vehicle like nothing in general but something in specific.
Let’s think about the vehicles that we can sit in, we cannot stand in that vehicle but a vehicle that we can only sit inside such as:
In a Car, in a truck, in a helicopter, in a taxi, in a rowboat etc. You can not stand in this vehicle especially when they are in motion, so the vehicles that you can sit inside, you will end up using the preposition in.
What is the difference between preposition in and on?
Well, you can use preposition on when talking about a specific vehicle where in you can stand or walk while the vehicle is in motion.
- We use on when you travel on an animal from one place to another
- You can also use another preposition onto only for animals.
By – is used when we are talking about general ways of travel
In – is used for vehicles where you can sit, and can not
On – is used when talking about a specific vehicle where in you
can stand or walk while the vehicle is in motion.
– We use on when you travel on an animal from one place to another
– You can also use another preposition onto only for animals.
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