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Transportation
Preposition...............Nouns..........................................Examples
in............................car, truck.....................................I went to Vancouver in my car.
on...........................bus, train, ship, plane, bicycle........I went downtown on the bus.
.................................................................................We travelled to Toronto on the train.

I found the above on the internet, and I came up with the following rule:
When you drive: it’s in your vehicle
When someone else drives, you ride on the vehicle.

Is this correct?
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Looks fine to me.
You can also say you drove "with" X, the actual driver. But it could also mean X was your passenger. The point is that if you say "I" drove, it implies you are the driver
But you would not say "I went to Vancouver on my friend's car"! It's always "in a car" or 'by car", regardless of who drives. You can use "by" with any of the forms of transportation - by car, by plane, by bicycle.
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This is the rule that works for me:

in + private means of transport (car and taxi)
on+ public transport, or bikes, motorcycles, horses, donkeys ...
It think Maripinkys rule is a better one. With one exeption perhaps: bicyle. You thing there are more exeptions?
Another exception is "on foot". My feet have never been used as a means for public transportation.

paco
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Vince,

The bicycle is not an exception. Read my previous post again.

on+ public trasport (buses, trains, planes, etc) and transport you sit on (motorcycles, bikes, horses, donkeys, etc).

As Paco says, the only exception is "on foot".
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Thanks again!
Another exception is "on foot". My feet have never been used as a means for public transportation.


paco - maybe you could earn some extra money that way!
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