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They're leaving to England soon.
They're leaving for England soon.
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A year consists of twelve months.
A year consists from twelve months.

Take great care never to use consist in the passive form.

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This is an exception to the rule.
This is an exception of the rule.

 We say with the exception of: She liked all her subjects with the exception of physics

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He exchanged his collection of matchboxes for some foreign stamps.
He exchanged his collection of matchboxes by some foreign stamps.

In exchange for: He gave them his old car in exchange for a new one.

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He travelled with the train yesterday.
He travelled by train yesterday.

We say: by train, by boat, by plane, by bike; also, by land, by sea, by air, by bus; in a bus or on a bus; by car or in a car, by taxi or in a taxi; on horse-back, on a donkey, on a bicycle; on foot.

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