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    Re: Exercise daily

    Quote Originally Posted by Keralite View Post
    Context : Asking a friend if he is doing exercise to build up body.

    1. Do you exercise daily?
    2. Do you do exercise daily?

    Please advise me which is the correct one among these two questions. And tell me the words(slangs) that can be replaced for exercise.

    Thanks in Advance.
    They are both good in AusE, and they mean the same.
    Doing exercise = exercising.
    But we'd say 'every day', rather than 'daily' in your sentences.

    You can use 'daily' as an adjective, rather than an adverb in, "Do you do daily exercise?" (where 'do' is the verb and 'exercise' is the noun), but not "Do you daily exercise?" (where 'exercise' is the verb).

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    Re: Exercise daily

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Which Canada would that be?
    How many do you know of?

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    Re: Exercise daily

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    How many do you know of?
    Oh, just the one, eh.

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    Re: Exercise daily

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Oh, just the one, eh.
    OK. And? Is this related to one of my posts above?

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    Re: Exercise daily

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    What about
    Do you have a daily workout routine?

    And keeping in mind 'exercise' can be an uncountable noun, I see no good reason why one cannot say

    Do you do/take daily exercise?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) I do not think that many native-born Americans would ever

    say "Do you take daily exercise?"

    (a) Perhaps it's more idiomatic (the way native speakers use the

    language) to ask: Do you exercise every day?/ Do you get some

    daily exercise?/ Do you work out? might be appropriate for

    younger people, but would sound humorous if a senior citizen

    (old person) such as I said, "I work out every day." "Work out"

    often carries the meaning of using weights, barbells, etc. For

    us senior citizens, "exercise" might = walking, doing work in the

    garden, or using a treadmill.

    (2) That reminded me that I often hear English learners (from

    certain countries) say "It's time for me to take my lunch" instead of

    have/eat my lunch.

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    Re: Exercise daily

    NOT A TEACHER.

    Additional possibilities:

    "Do you hit the gym every day?"

    "Do you hit the weights every day?"

    "Do you lift weights every day?"

    All of these refer to weight training.

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