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    #1

    Do / go rowing

    1) In the summer I'm going to do rowing.
    2) In the summer I'm going to go rowing.
    Is there any difference?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: Do / go rowing

    2) is more natural.

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    #3

    Re: Do / go rowing

    Are there any tendecies as to the use of go and do with activities? Will it be more natural if we say "do some rowing" in #1? Do we do mountain climbing or go mountain-climbing? What about cycling?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #4

    Re: Do / go rowing

    "Go" is more common for physical activities. We go swimming, rock climbing. skiing, golfing, jogging, cycling, etc.

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    #5

    Re: Do / go rowing

    What about banjo jumping?
    Is it do or go?
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    #6

    Re: Do / go rowing

    Do you mean "bungee"? A "banjo" is a musical instrument.

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    #7

    Re: Do / go rowing

    We go bungee jumping.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 16-Apr-2014 at 18:09.

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    #8

    Re: Do / go rowing

    Have I ever seen a banjo jumping?
    No, I don't think so.


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    #9

    Re: Do / go rowing

    Hi,

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Have I ever seen a banjo jumping?
    No, I don't think so.

    That's the closest you might get. ;)
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    #10

    Re: Do / go rowing

    Sorry for the wrong word in "bungee jumping".

    Can a boxer say "I do boxing professionally"
    Can anyone say "I go boxing"?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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