We say go/come/travel to a place or event.
e.g. go to America return to Italy drive to the airport
come to my house take him to hospital to be sent to prison
we also say: on my way to…/ a journey to …/a trip to…/welcome to…
We say “I’ve been to Italy”, “He has just been to the bank”
GET and ARRIVE
We say “get to” a place– get to London
BUT we say “arrive in” or “arrive at”– arrive in a town, arrive at the hotel.
We don’t say “to home” BUT we say go home/come home/ get home/arrive home/ on the way home
go into/get into = enter (a room/a building/a car…)
get into the car go into the room
We use by to say how we do something.
do something by hand
send something by post
pay by credit card, by cheque BUT in cash
OR something can happen
by accident by chance by mistake
We use by to say how we travel
by car by train by plane by boat by ship
by bus by bicycle by road by sea by rail by air by underground
BUT we say on foot
Did you come here by car or on foot?
We say by car/by train BUT in my car, on the train, in a taxi
We say something is done by somebody.
The door was opened by somebody.
The door was opened with a key.
We say a painting by Rembrandt/ books by Agatha Christie/novel by Tolstoy.
BY also means next o/beside.
Come and sit by me.
The light is by the door.
1.Put to/at/in where necessary.
1.What time does the train get to London.
2.What time does the train arrive in London.
3.What time did you get home last night?
4.What time do you usually arrive at work?
5.When did you get to the cinema?
6.We arrived home felling very tired.
7.Have you ever been to China?
8.We had lunch at the airport while we were waiting for our plane.
9.He has just returned to France.
10.Are you going to that party next week?
2.Put in/to/into where necessary.
1.Three people were taken to the hospital.
2.Shall we take a taxi to the station or shall we walk?
3. I’m tired. As soon as I get home, I’m going to bed.
4.Welcome to the hotel. We hope you enjoy your stay here.
5. He opened the door and I got in the car.
6. A bird flew to the kitchen through the window.
7.Don’t wait outside! Come into the house.
3.Complete the sentences using by+ one of the following words.
Chance credit card chance hand mistake
1.We hadn’t arranged to meet. We met by chance.
2.I didn’t intend to take your umbrella. I took it by mistake.
3.If you haven’t got any cash, you can pay by credit card.
4. I never suspected anything. It was only by chance that I found what had happened.
5. I didn’t put the pullover in the washing machine. I washed it by hand.
4.Put in by/in/on/ or with
1.He usually goes to work by bus.
2. I saw Jane. She was on the bus.
3.How did you get here? Did you come by train?
4. How did you get here? Did you come on the train?
5. Sorry, we are late. We missed the bus, so we had to come on foot.
6. I came home in a taxi.
7. “Romeo and Juliet” is a play by Shakespeare.
8. “War and peace” is a book by Tolstoy.
9. I don’t mind going there by car, but I don’t want to go in your car.
10. I know that music is by Beethoven, but I don’t know how it is called.
11. The photo is taken by a friend of mine.
12. There was a small table in the bed with a lamp and a clock on it.