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    Red face plough the field, farming

    1) They plough the field.
    2) They do farming.
    • What are the differences between the above sentences?

    Thanks.

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    Re: plough the field, farming

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1) They plough the field.
    2) They do farming.
    • What are the differences between the above sentences?

    Thanks.
    The first is correct. Farming involves a lot of things - ploughing, sowing, tending crops, weeding, fertilizing, pest control, reaping, hay-making, stubble-burning... etc etc - and I haven't dealt with animals at all - also, paperwork with DEFRA and the EEC about grants and subsidies!

    (Incidentally, one doesn't 'do farming'; if you really want another verb, I suppose you could say 'one practises farming' or 'one participates in farming'; mostly, though, people just farm, and people who farm are farmers. So your second sentence could be 'they are farmers'.)

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    Last edited by BobK; 24-Nov-2006 at 15:50. Reason: Added last sentence

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