Posted by **Franco** on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 1:44pm.

Can you please help me point out the difference between "I was travelling by train and I was travelling on the train"?

Thank you very much.

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**samira**, Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 1:55pm
I was travelling by train.

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 2:05pm
Either is correct and mean about the same.

. . . traveling by train emphasizes a means of going somewhere

. . . traveling on the train emphasizes the person's physical presence inside the train

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