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    #1

    hobby

    Hi,

    Please let me know the exact word in the sentence mentioned below and also let me know if the sentence is correct:


    I had a hobby to swim when i was in school but I didn't have money to join swimming classes. Now as Iam earning I can pursue my hobby.

    Is pursue the right word? What are the other words we can use?

    Regards

    Prince Sabharwal

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    #2

    Re: hobby

    Google search results for "persue my hobby" (about 900) show this phrase is used sometimes. What do native speakers think?

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    #3

    Re: hobby

    "To pursue a hobby" is fine. I would rewrite the sentence a little, like this:
    When I was at school my hobby was swimming but I didn't have money to join swimming classes. Now, as I am earning I can pursue my hobby.

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