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nightdream
Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 1:05:14 PM

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Is it acceptable to use "by" with "horse" in following examples? And is "catch up with" = "get"?


1/ He catched up with the fox "by his horse" = He "got" the fox "by his horse".


2/ They drive their sheep "by their horse".


3/ Is there anything faster than their roan "horse by which" they drive their sheep/"which they drive their sheep by"?

FounDit
Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 1:30:33 PM

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nightdream wrote:
Is it acceptable to use "by" with "horse" in following examples? And is "catch up with" = "get"?


1/ He catched up with the fox "by his horse" = He "got" the fox "by his horse".


2/ They drive their sheep "by their horse".


3/ Is there anything faster than their roan "horse by which" they drive their sheep/"which they drive their sheep by"?



No. None of these are good.
kfoob
Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4:29:34 PM

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maybe 'He catched up with the fox on horseback/on his horse' ?
nightdream
Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4:37:43 PM

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kfoob wrote:
maybe 'He catched up with the fox on horseback/on his horse' ?


Thank you
Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4:44:09 PM

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Oops, no. He did not "catched up" with the fox. He may have, however, "caught up with" the fox.
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