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    #1

    Cool learn to swim/swimming

    Hello!

    Which is best here, please?

    -I've never learnt to swim

    -I've never learnt swimming

    Thank you

    Will

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    #2

    Re: learn to swim/swimming

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    Which is best better here, please?

    -I've never learnt to swim

    -I've never learnt swimming No.

    Thank you

    Will
    In AmE, we tend to use learned rather than learnt.
    Last edited by riquecohen; 24-Jul-2011 at 01:54. Reason: Deleted redundant sentence.

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    #3

    Re: learn to swim/swimming

    I've never learnt to swim.
    I was never (or not) taught to swim.
    I've never had swimming lessons.
    I can't swim.

    (As has already been pointed out, "learnt" is used more often in BrE, and "learned" in AmE.)

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