Preposition before vehicle

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Which one is correct? 1. He goes to work on his motorcycle. Or He goes to work by his motorcycle. Thanks.
asked Mar 07 '12 at 06:28 May New member

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Lewis, there is ambiguity with the sentence "He goes to work on his motorcycle."  It could mean that he is going to perform mechanical repairs on his motorcycle.  That ambiguity is the same that you refer to in advising the questioner to leave off the word "his" in the phrase "He goes to work by his motorcycle," which could mean that his workplace is near his motorcycle.

 

The two most clearly written ways to say this are:

 

1 - He goes to work by motorcycle.

2 - He rides his motorcycle to work.

link comment answered Mar 07 '12 at 17:40 Rik Kluessendorf Contributor

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