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    #1

    went fishing

    Which are correct:

    1) They went to the lake fishing.

    2) They went to the lake, fishing.
    Meaning: They went to the lake to fish.


    3) They went to the ABC nightclub dancing.

    4) They went to the ABC nightclub, dancing.
    Meaning: They went to the nightclub to dance.


    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: went fishing

    I find them all unnatural.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #3

    Re: went fishing

    They went fishing/dancing at the lake/nightclub.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: went fishing

    They sound as though the last word is telling us the manner in which they went to the lake or the nightclub.

    This is especially true of #4 which reads as though they were dancing their way to the club.
    I am not a teacher

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