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  1. Boris Tatarenko's Avatar
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    #1

    a verb which collactes with "hobby"

    I'm sure in grammar in the sentences below. However, I don't think it sounds quite natural. First of all, I doubt that the verb "do" works with "hobby" . Secondly, I'm not sure if the word "besides" is used correctly here.

    Would you like to help me to improve the senteces?

    When I was 14, I found some hobbies such as political science, philosophy civil and international law. Besides, I have been doing them for 5 years.

    Thanks.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #2

    Re: a verb which collactes with "hobby"

    I would place a comma after "philosophy". I would change "doing" to "studying".

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    #3

    Re: a verb which collactes with "hobby"

    Those are subjects of study in an institute of higher learning, not hobbies.

    You take up the hobbies and you pursue your hobbies.

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    #4

    Re: a verb which collactes with "hobby"

    With the number of the choices, they may well be hobbies.

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