# English

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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.

• English -

I was travelling by train.

• English -

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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