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I have always understood that "en" is used only when the mode of transport is enclosed?

Jim

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1 October 2017

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I have always understood that "en" is used only when the mode of transport is enclosed?

This relates to:
Using à, en, par with means of transport (prepositions) -

Ron

Kwiziq community member

1 October 2017

1/10/17

Bonjour Jim,
I, too, learned the use of «en» with modes of transportation was generally associated with things one rode inside of, i.e. plane, train, bus, automobile, bateaux, etc.; however, I noticed this phrase in the examples: Je vais à l'école à vélo. Je vais à l'école en vélo. ---> I'm going to school by bike.
Given that the use of en in the example phrase, it appears to be an acceptable use with moto and with vélo.
J'espère que ma réponse vous aiderait.
Bonne chance et bonne continuation dans vos études en français, la langue de Molière et qui a été utilisé par le monde français depuis l’époque d’Hugues Capet

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