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    #1

    What do you call these actions?

    Hello.

    How do you call these actions (and things) in English. I've been trying to find something, just check what I found and say what I didn't find please.
    1. this device and action Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1708 (I found: horizontal bar and chin-up)
    2. this device and action Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1709 (parallel bars and I don't know)

    3. this Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1710 (weight and I don't know the process)

    4. this action Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1711 (nothing)

    5. and this action Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1712 (push-up)


    An extra question: would my questions sound better if I replace "action" with "process"?
    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by Boris Tatarenko; 12-Jan-2014 at 00:31. Reason: added my thoughts
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #2

    re: What do you call these actions?

    1. That is a "pull up", not a "chin up". With a "chin up" the palms of the hands would face into to the body.
    2. No idea.
    3. Bench press
    4. Sit up
    5. Push up.

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    #3

    re: What do you call these actions?

    Thanks.

    Why do you have no idea of the second picture? Don't you see the picture good enough? I can find another.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #4

    re: What do you call these actions?

    You can say "this exercise." Don't say "this process."
    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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    #5

    re: What do you call these actions?

    My guess is because it doesn't look like a common exercise. Everyone knows sit-ups, push-ups, pull-ups, etc. I have no idea what that man is doing. I looks like some sort of modified push-up. I've never seen someone exercising that way on parallel bars.
    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: What do you call these actions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Thanks.

    Why do you have no idea of the second picture? Don't you see the picture good enough? I can find another.
    I can see it. I don't know what it is called.

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    #7

    re: What do you call these actions?

    My flatmate says that the man in picture no 2 is almost certainly doing a "tricep dip".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    re: What do you call these actions?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    My flatmate says that the man in picture no 2 is almost certainly doing a "tricep dip".
    I prefer the ice cream double dip.

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    #9

    Re: What do you call these actions?

    Boris, please note that I have edited your thread title.

    'How do you call these actions?' is incorrect English.

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    Re: What do you call these actions?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    My flatmate says that the man in picture no 2 is almost certainly doing a "tricep dip".
    If your flatmate knows that sort of thing, I'd recommend finding a new flatmate. He sounds dangerous.
    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Why do you have no idea of the second picture?
    I was impressed that Mike knew four of the five. I, being one of those sensible people who do not cause pain and distress to their bodies, knew only one, #5. Incidentally, we often call #5 a press-up in BrE.

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