A mode is a way or means of doing something – especially a way of working, or travelling. It’s also quite formal. So, you can talk about a mode of production or a mode of transport and also about different modes of operation of a machine.
The bicycle is actually the most common modes of personal transport worldwide.
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Which of these sentences uses the word 'mode' INCORRECTLY?
Despite the higher costs involved, local people are rapidly turning away from the bicycle, their traditional mode of transport, to motor vehicles.
The mp3 player can be used in three modes: single play, repeated play and random play.
She used a number of successful modes to convince him to part with his money.
A modern industry needs to develop flexible modes of production so that it can adapt to changing consumer trends and market forces.
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