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    go for a bathe

    This is a question for British people. Is the expression "go for a bathe" usually used by people (mostly children) who can't swim or are not good at swimming and who just want to go and enjoy bathing in the water?

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    Re: go for a bathe

    No — we say 'I'm going to the baths/pool/leisure centre for a dip.'
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 15-Jul-2014 at 08:57.

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    Re: go for a bathe

    Thank you, Rover_KE. Do you mean to say that the expression "go for a bathe" is not used? I've never heard of it myself, but Merriam-Webster Online gives the following example sentence: He went for a bathe in the sea. What do you think?

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    Re: go for a bathe

    It's not wrong, but it isn't used much, though the sea is one place where it is used- a bathe in a swimming pool sounds unnatural to me.

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