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    adverb or gerund

    What is the function of "sailing" in "Let's go sailing" ?
    Is it a participial adverb or a gerund ?

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    Re: adverb or gerund

    Let us go sailing.
    Let us go home.
    Let us go to the cinema.
    Let us go there.

    IMO there are instances where 'to' is obligatorily omitted. The covert prep together with its complement (gerund) performs an adverbial function.

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