Can I say "I dropped going to the gym" for "I gave up going to the gym"?
Last edited by ostap77; 26-Feb-2011 at 07:59.
Last edited by 5jj; 26-Feb-2011 at 07:51. Reason: mistake
Sorry, Ostap. The to slipped into the wrong place. I have now corrected my mistake.
There's no gerund there.Can I say "drop+gerund" as "Can we drop this subject?"
"I dropped going to the gym"
Incidentally, Ostap, 'stopped' or 'gave up' would be far more natural normally. If we use 'dropped' we probably have some idea of a weekly schedule in our minds, and we are dropping one of the listed activities, in my opinion.
It would be a lot more natural to say STOP working out and not DROP working out.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.