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why is it always "on foot" not "on feet"? [duplicate]

While we normally use both our feet to walk, why is it grammatically acceptable to say "on foot" not "on feet"?
Mohammad Nazar's user avatar
3 votes
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"Go by foot" vs. "go on foot" [duplicate]

This is a very simple question, yet I did not find anybody that could give me a satisfactory answer. I would say “go by foot”, but it seems that “go on foot” is used more often. Which one is right? ...
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preposition "travel in" or "travel by" [duplicate]

Which is the grammatically correct statement : "We are travelling in a car" Or "We are travelling by a car"
Aparna Bhattacharya's user avatar
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He goes to school by foot [duplicate]

Can you please correct this sentence. I am bit confused about this sentence. I think its not a correct sentence.
Aleena Khan's user avatar
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"by walk" or "by foot" when travelling by walking [duplicate]

We can say "by car", "by bike", "by bus", "by train" and "by flight" when we're traveling by a transportation vehicle. But what if we're traveling by ...
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What is the error in "He came by foot"? [duplicate]

"He came by foot": correct the error. What is the error? I guess it is not about 'on foot' vs 'by foot' as some articles show that both are correct, though I am not sure.
NewBornMATH's user avatar
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Is "walk on foot" acceptable?

I understand that we can say "walk on a hurt foot", but can we simply say "walk on foot" to mean go somewhere on foot? Isn't that a redundancy? For example, is this sentence ...
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Why is "the" dropped in "I go to school by bus"?

Why is the dropped in "I go to school by bus"? Why isn't it "I go to the school by the bus" if both school and bus are countable? Does the rule that a countable noun must have an article have an ...
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"Go by a bus" or "go on a bus"?

I have been arguing with friends on this. Is it right to say 'go by a bus' or 'go on a bus'?
Fred Odida's user avatar
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Why do we say "On purpose" vs "By accident"?

My 12 year old deserves credit for this question. He asked "Why do we say 'by accident' but not 'by purpose' " I was stumped - this is an embarrassing situation! Searching left me cold. The ...
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Grammaticality of "by the bus" when the bus is the only choice

Can the expression "by the bus" be used to specify how I go home when it is the only method to be used?
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