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    a sentence confusing me

    What is the difference between 'My favourite is to go swimming' and 'My favourite is going swimming'? Thanks !
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    Re: a sentence confusing me

    They both need changing- your favourite what?

    I would say something like My favourite form of exercise is going swimming.

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    Re: a sentence confusing me

    I am not a teacher.

    I'd say, "My favourite form of exercise is swimming."

    "My favourite form of exercise is going swimming." sounds like I get the exercise from going to wherever it is that I do the swimming, not from the swimming itself. I would understand it though, and assume that was not the intended meaning.

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    Re: a sentence confusing me

    You wouldn't necessarily need to explain that swimming is a form of exercise but you certainly need to add something after favourite.

    My favourite thing to do on a Saturday is [to] go swimming.
    My favourite hobby is swimming.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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