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    #1

    Do pushing up...?

    Could you please point out the incorrect ones in the following sentences:
    1. I can do pushing up for 30 ones.
    2. I can do pushing up for 30 times.
    3. I can do 30 push-ups.
    Could you please give me the more natural sentences to express such an idea?
    Thank you very much!

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    #2

    Re: Do pushing up...?

    What's your opinion, crazYgeeK?

    One of the three sentences is very simple and natural.

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    Re: Do pushing up...?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnParis View Post
    What's your opinion, crazYgeeK?

    One of the three sentences is very simple and natural.

    John
    Thank you! I think the #3 is the most natural of three ones but if so, that is the case we use the noun "push-up" to make sentence, I would like to know the natural one in which we use the verb form, could you please show your sentences?
    Thank you very much!

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    #4

    Re: Do pushing up...?

    There is no verb form. We do push-ups.

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    #5

    Re: Do pushing up...?

    "To push up" is a [phrasal] verb but it has nothing to do with the exercise you're referring to.

    For info, in BrE, you're just as likely to hear "press-ups" as well - "push-ups" is AmE but has probably crossed the Atlantic like many other things.

    Congratulations if you can do 30. I can barely do 3!

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    #6

    Re: Do pushing up...?

    Dear crazYgeeK,

    A "push-up", in the context of the third sentence you proposed, is an exercise in which a person lies facing the floor and, keeping their back straight, raises their body by pressing down on their hands.
    It's not a verb. "Do" is the verb.

    OK, drop and gimmie 30.

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