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    Do you say, 'They are riding bikes' or just 'They are riding'?

    Hi Teachers,

    Do you say, 'They are riding bikes' or just 'They are riding' now?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Do you say, 'They are riding bikes' or just 'They are riding'?

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi Teachers,

    Do you say, 'They are riding bikes' or just 'They are riding' now?

    Thanks in advance
    Why did you ask which one we say "now"? Do you think that for some reason we have recently started to just say "They are riding"?

    If I just say to you "They are riding", how do you know what they are riding? A bike? A rollercoaster? A horse? A motorbike?

    Which one is more logical if you think about it?

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    Re: Do you say, 'They are riding bikes' or just 'They are riding'?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Why did you ask which one we say "now"? Do you think that for some reason we have recently started to just say "They are riding"?

    If I just say to you "They are riding", how do you know what they are riding? A bike? A rollercoaster? A horse? A motorbike?

    Which one is more logical if you think about it?
    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply. I said 'now', because the question is 'What are they doing now?' I haven't expressed myself very well.
    It is more logical to say, 'They are riding bikes' then? Yes!

    It is impoosible to say, 'They are riding a bike'. Because there are several people with several bikes. So people are riding bikes. Right?

    L54

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    Re: Do you say, 'They are riding bikes' or just 'They are riding'?

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply. I said 'now', because the question is 'What are they doing now?' I haven't expressed myself very well.
    It is more logical to say, 'They are riding bikes' then? Yes!

    It is impoosible to say, 'They are riding a bike'. Because there are several people with several bikes. So people are riding bikes. Right?

    L54
    Yes, it is more logical and correct because you can ride other things as well.
    I would suggest

    They're riding their bikes

    Hope it'll help.

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    Re: Do you say, 'They are riding bikes' or just 'They are riding'?

    I'd say, "They're cycling".

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