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    #1

    noun or subject?

    My hobby is bowling.
    or
    My hobby is playing bowling.
    Which is the correct one?

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    #2

    Re: noun or subject?

    Just bowling.

    A noun can be a subject or an object. I don't understand the title of your thread.
    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.


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    Re: noun or verb ?

    Thanks.
    Bowling can be a noun and a verb too?

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    #4

    Re: noun or subject?

    Yes.

    I was bowling when you called and I never heard the phone ring.
    Bowling is my favorite hobby.

    Verb in the first, noun in the second.
    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.

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