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    yi-ing is offline Senior Member
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    Most weekends I spend my spare time going swimming, so I feel less tense.

    I have two questions on the following context:

    First) Is the use of "going" correct here?

    Second) Is the use of "less" correct here, because I have learned that we only use "less" for more than one syllabus adjectives. Instead, we use "not as .. as" for one syllabus adjective to make comparison.


    Most weekends I spend my spare time going swimming, so I feel less tense.

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    Re: Most weekends I spend my spare time going swimming, so I feel less tense.

    I have learned that we only use "less" for more than one syllabus adjectives.
    Unlearn it.

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    yi-ing is offline Senior Member
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    Re: Most weekends I spend my spare time going swimming, so I feel less tense.

    b) The comma after 'swimming' may cause some ambiguity. It implies that as a result of swimming you feel less tense. Delete the comma and it appears that you go swimming in order to make yourself less tense.
    Great tip!
    Could you please check the following? I think this will sound better:

    Most weekends I spend my spare time going swimming, so that I can feel less tense.
    Most weekends I spend my spare time going swimming, and then I feel less tense.

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