In this lesson, we will talk about this word. Do you know its grammatical functions? Wanna expand your knowledge? Well, come on .

How to Use "Via" in English

'Via' is mainly a preposition in the English language. In this lesson, we will discuss how to learn and use it.

Functions of 'Via'

  • Preposition

'Via' as Preposition

As stated above, 'via' is basically a preposition. Below, we will learn about its type:

'Via' as a Preposition of Agency

We use 'via' as a preposition of agency in order to show that we are using something to get another thing done. Look at the following examples:

We are able to get the news via radio.

He sent me the invitation via email.

We can also use 'via' in order to show that we move past a place or stop by when we are headed towards a particular direction. Look at the examples below:

This flight to the United Stated goes via Istanbul.

Are you guys going via Ohio?

Position in a Sentence

Since 'via' is a preposition here, it mainly comes before nouns and noun phrases to modify them. Check out the following examples:

They're gonna watch the show via satellite.

Did you say this flight goes via Pennsylvania?


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