The 'car' groupNext
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.
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
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.