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  1. Odessa Dawn's Avatar
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    "like going to swimming"

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "My son doesn't like going to swimming training at 5am every morning, but I make him go there."
    Is this an exclusion from those activities where you express them using GO plus a verb ends in GERUND?

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    Hello, Odessa.

    It will be easier for you to understand the sentence if you read it as:

    "He doesn't like going to training."
    What training?
    "He doesn't like going to swimming training."

    It's "go to training". (I don't think native speakers would say "go training".)
    It is a different construction from "going swimming", "go fishing", etc.

    I hope my response will be of some help to you.

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    You need to remember that "swimming" can be a noun, it's the name of the sport. It's like football or hockey etc. I'm sure you would not have had the same issue if the sentence had said "My son doesn't like going to football training at 5am every morning.

    You need to consider "swimming training" as one thing - training for the sport of swimming.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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