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    an aerobic workout?

    Dear Friends,

    If you do aerobic exercises in the local gym twice a week, do you say:

    1. I go to an aerobic class (I guess it's ok)
    2. I have an aerobic workout (Google did not find much reference on this usage)
    3. ?

    Thank you very much.

    Palinkasocsi


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    Re: an aerobic workout?

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    If you just do aerobic exercise at the gym - e.g. running on treadmills etc - then you aren't really going to an aerobics class. You would just say, 'I exercise at the local gym twice a week.'

    If, however, you really are going to an aerobics class at your gym then the first is fine, as you said. The second, using 'have', would be better as, "I have aerobics twice a week", i.e. just using 'aerobics' which is the noun of this kind of class/fitness programme.

    You could also use the verbs do, attend, go to, and possibly others:

    I do aerobics.
    I attend aerobics (class).
    I go to aerobics (class).


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    Re: an aerobic workout?

    Dear Linguist,

    Thanks for the options. One last thing. You have missed out the preposition from "you attend aerobics class". Is it gammatically correct? Should it not be: 'you attend an aerobics class'?

    Palinkasocsi


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    Re: an aerobic workout?

    Both sound fine to me; "I attend aerobics class", "I attend an aerobics class". Whether the first is ungrammatical I don't know; someone else will need to shed some light on it...

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    Re: an aerobic workout?

    Quote Originally Posted by Linguist__ View Post
    Both sound fine to me; "I attend aerobics class", "I attend an aerobics class". Whether the first is ungrammatical I don't know; someone else will need to shed some light on it...
    Yes, it is ungrammatical, it should be "I attend aerobics classes".

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