I will come by the train.

Is it correct or we need to remove "the". Give reason also.

  • "I will come by train" is the correct. You dont need "the" because its useless. – sNexy Jan 22 '19 at 8:02
  • @sNexy "The" is needed if the context provides a specific train and not a "train" in general. – shin Jan 22 '19 at 8:24
  • Yeah you are right but in this text "train" is general so "the" is not needed. – sNexy Jan 22 '19 at 9:28
  • Yes, Now Iam agree with you. As it is in General Context. – Sagar Gupta Jan 22 '19 at 10:42

When referring to a mode, the article is omitted:

They arrived by boat.

We will ship this item by air.

We will go there by train.

The politician communicated with his base by tweet.

The train conductors union is on strike so we will have to go by bus.

  • Yes, Iam satisfied with your Answer. I appreciate it. – Sagar Gupta Jan 22 '19 at 16:00
  • I'll mention that if it is a specific vehicle we would use the article, but we would use a different preposition - They arrived on a/the boat. Additionally, consider They arrived by way of boat – Justin Stafford May 30 '19 at 9:15

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