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    sport vs sports vs sporting

    Hello,

    What is a difference in using and in meaning of words: sport, sports and sporting?
    Such phases as:
    sport day, sports day, sporting day
    or
    sport symbol, sports symbol, sporting symbol.
    For me it is almost the same when using sport, sports or sporting but probably I am wrong.
    I'd like to know when to use them and how they differ.

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    Re: sport vs sports vs sporting

    Welcome to the forums, Victor.

    I'm afraid we haven't time to give detailed tutorials.

    Start by reading the Similar Threads below.

    Then click here to read examples of 'sport' used in nearly 40,000 sentences. When you are ready, change the headword to 'sports' and then 'sporting'.

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    Ask again if you have any specific questions.

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    Re: sport vs sports vs sporting

    One note on the use of "sport" and "sports" -
    Most nouns used as modifiers are singular - shoe store, pet shop, school system.
    In the US, "sports" is an exception: sports arena, sports car, etc.
    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: sport vs sports vs sporting

    Do you have sports days at schools in the US?

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    #5

    Re: sport vs sports vs sporting

    Not that I have ever heard of.

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    Re: sport vs sports vs sporting

    We did, however, have "field days."

    Sometimes the events were the more familiar sports - races (on foot), etc.

    But sometimes they were fun or silly events - relay races keeping an egg on a spoon, water balloon tosses, three-legged races, etc.

    While usually I think of this as a primary school event, at my daughter's high school, the very last day of the school year is field day - a chance for the students and staff to have fun together. They all really look forward to it.
    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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    #7

    Re: sport vs sports vs sporting

    My daughter's elementary school would have a "super fun day" at the end of the school year.

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    Re: sport vs sports vs sporting

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "super fun day"
    I'd like to join that. Do I need a ticket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    I'd like to join that. Do I need a ticket?
    You can have mine. At my advanced age, the thought af a 'super fun day' is life-threatening.

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    Re: sport vs sports vs sporting

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    We did, however, have "field days."

    Sometimes the events were the more familiar sports - races (on foot), etc.

    But sometimes they were fun or silly events - relay races keeping an egg on a spoon, water balloon tosses, three-legged races, etc.

    While usually I think of this as a primary school event, at my daughter's high school, the very last day of the school year is field day - a chance for the students and staff to have fun together. They all really look forward to it.
    That sort of event is common in Ireland. Villages hold a "Field Day" every year, usually during the summer, with all the activities you describe during the day and music and dancing in the evening.

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