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Hi

Please tell me all of the following sentences are natural.

1) You can do the booking by email.

2) You can do the booking via email.

3) You can do the booking through email.

4) You can do the booking on the telephone.

5) You can do the booking via telephone.

6) You can do the booking by telephone.

7) You can do the booking through telephone.

Thanks,

Tom
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Hi,

Please tell me all of the following sentences are natural.

1) You can do the booking by email.

2) You can do the booking via email.

3) You can do the booking through email.

4) You can do the booking on the telephone.

5) You can do the booking via the telephone.

6) You can do the booking by telephone.

7) You can do the booking through telephone. Doesn't sound right.

Also You can do the booking on the phone.

In my opinion, the shorter word 'phone' is more common in casual Engish like this.

Clive
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Many thanks, Clive.

Just one more question.

No "the" here.

You can do the booking by telephone.

[perhaps because we are using the telephone as a means rather than as an object]

"The" here. Why?

You can do the booking via the telephone.

Tom
Hi,

In a sentence like that, there's not a lot of difference.

Much more idiomatic is simply 'telephone'.

Clive
I am grateful, Clive!

So, all these sentences are equally natural, aren't they?

You can do the booking by phone.

You can do the booking by the phone.



You can do the booking via phone.

You can do the booking via the phone.

Tom
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Hi,

So, all these sentences are equally natural, aren't they?

You can do the booking by phone.

You can do the booking by the phone. No.



You can do the booking via phone. No.

You can do the booking via the phone.

It's all rather idiomatic, isn't it?Emotion: crying

Clive