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  • Prepositions of movement – along, across, over, etc.

    Exercise 1

    Use the correct prepositions of movement to complete the setnences below.

    1 I flew from San Francisco Zurich with Swiss International Air Lines.

    2 Every morning I get my bicycle and go to school.

    3 The cat was on the table; then it jumped the table.

    4 We got the car and ran the building.

    5 He fell his motorbike when he was riding very fast.

    6 The elevator didn't work and we had to walk the stairs to the 15th floor.

    7 He escaped a door in the back of the building.

    8 We took a boat the river.

    9 The robber broke his leg when he tried to jump a wall.

    10 He took the phone and threw it the water.


  • Prepositions of movement

    We use prepositions after verbs to describe the direction of movement. It’s common to use these prepositions after verbs that describe movement (walk, run, come, go, drive, cycle, fly, etc.), although it is also possible to use them after other types of verbs (We talked over the fence, I looked into the room, etc.) or after nouns (the path to the beach, the road from Leeds, the way up the hill, etc.)

    Prepositions of movement – along, across, over, etc.

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    Get on/off the bus or train, get into/out of the car

    We say get in and get out of for a car, taxi, or van, but we say get on or get off for motorbikes and bicycles and for public means of transport, such as a bus, a train or a plane.

    • I have to get off the bus at the next stop. 
    • He stopped and got out of the car.

    Go to work by car= drive to work

    When we want to talk about how we go from place A to place B, we can do it in two different ways:

    ➪ Using by + means of transport (car, taxi, plane, bike, etc.) or using on foot.

    • I go to school on foot
    • I go to work by car.
    • I went to Zurich by plane
    • I went to the airport by taxi

    ➪ Using a verb of movement (walk, drive, fly, cycle, etc.) or for public transport, using take + means of transport.

    • I walk to school
    • I drive to work. 
    • I flew to Zurich. 
    • I took a taxi/a bus/a train/etc. to the airport. 
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