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    Smile after excercising

    I feel energetic _____ _____.

    This is a stand-alone blank filling question with Chinese guide, and the correct answer is after exercising. Yet, different students have different replies, which is confusing. If you were I, would you regard the following as correct: after exercise, after sporting/sport/sports?

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    Re: after excercising

    I'd accept them all except 'after sporting'. The verb 'to sport' isn't the same as 'to do sport'.

    But if the grammatical exercise was about using -ing forms after prepositions of time I wouldn't give them full marks.

    b
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    'If you were I' sounds a bit over-correct. If you're not happy with 'if you were me', try something like 'What would you do in my position?'

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    Re: after excercising

    Thanks, Bob.


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    Re: after excercising

    yes, 'after exercising' or 'after doing sports' sounds much better. 'If you were I' is perfect English grammar -there's nothing wrong with that. 'If you were me' is bad English... need I say more...

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    Re: after excercising

    Quote Originally Posted by sploke View Post
    'If you were I' is perfect English grammar -there's nothing wrong with that. 'If you were me' is bad English... need I say more...
    Yes. 'Perfect'. Perfection is inappropriate in many contexts.

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