Grammar Patterns

by N

The 'car' group
These nouns refer to forms of transport. They are all count nouns. We include here pipeline, which refers to a way of transporting a liquid or gas. Foot sometimes has this pattern, but it has the pattern on N much more frequently. See Section 69, meaning group 3.
The robbers then tried to escape by car.
Tim was transported to Nambour General Hospital by helicopter.
The Channel was first crossed by hot-air balloon in 1785.
Gas from that area is exported by pipeline to Italy.
Most mangoes are air-freighted, but the price comes down considerably if they are sent by ship.
  • by ambulance
  • by balloon
  • by barge
  • by bicycle
  • by bike
  • by boat
  • by bus
  • by cab
  • by camel
  • by canoe
  • by car
  • by carriage
  • by coach
  • by donkey
  • by electric car
  • by ferry
  • by helicopter
  • by hot-air balloon
  • by hovercraft
  • by jeep
  • by jet
  • by launch
  • by lorry
  • by minibus
  • by motorbike
  • by motorcycle
  • by narrow boat
  • by parachute
  • by pipeline
  • by plane
  • by rickshaw
  • by riverboat
  • by ship
  • by sledge
  • by stagecoach
  • by submarine
  • by tanker
  • by taxi
  • by train
  • by tram
  • by trolley bus
  • by truck
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