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    #1

    go dancing - dance

    I wonder whether "to go dancing" and "to dance" are synonyms.

    If I say:
    1) I am going to dance. (I am going to perform an action of dancing)
    2) I am going to go dancing. (I think it can mean 1. But can it mean that "I am going to attend a dance class")

    2a) I am going to go dancing two days a week.

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    #2

    Re: go dancing - dance

    No, they are different parts of speech of the same word.
    'Dancing' is a noun(gerund) and 'dance' is a verb
    Synonyms are different words with the same meaning.

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    #3

    Re: go dancing - dance

    I am talking about them being synonyms in my examples. Have you read the sentences?
    PS: by the way, where do you see "dancing"? It's "go dancing", not "dancing".

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    #4

    Re: go dancing - dance

    Quote Originally Posted by Kotfor View Post
    2) I am going to go dancing.
    I would simply say 'I am going dancing'.

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    #5

    Re: go dancing - dance

    Thank you. But I am not interested in what you would say. I am interested in this specific sentence.

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    #6

    Re: go dancing - dance

    There's no need to make snippy remarks to those who are trying to help you, kotfor.

    Your phrases are not synonymous.

    I might return to this thread when I am less annoyed by your attitude.

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    Re: go dancing - dance

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    There's no need to make snippy remarks to those who are trying to help you, kotfor.

    Your phrases are not synonymous.

    I might return to this thread when I am less annoyed by your attitude.
    I am sorry but I don't want to be an only one annoyed here.

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    #8

    Re: go dancing - dance

    If you don't like us telling you that (and how) we would reword your suggested sentences, then you are going to be annoyed quite regularly. If we find a sentence unnatural, we will tell you a more natural way of saying it. We assume that everyone here wants to learn correct, natural English.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: go dancing - dance

    Quote Originally Posted by Kotfor View Post
    I am sorry, but I don't want to be the only one annoyed here.
    Was that a good guess?


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    #10

    Re: go dancing - dance

    I think here we need to know what you really mean by saying such thing!
    if you want to focus on your process of leaving or going ! you say I am going to dance
    or you just focus on dancing it self ! so you say to go dancing
    .. it depends on what you see more important to clear

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