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    grammar check

    Are the ff. sentences corrrect:

    1. My hobbies are sleeping and walking in the riverside.
    2. I walk in the riverside once a week for an hour.

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    Re: grammar check

    Must be pretty soggy (=wet and soft) ground if you are able to walk 'in' it!

    My hobbies are sleeping, and walking by the riverside.
    2. I walk by the riverside once a week for an hour.

    'along' is also appropriate if you mean in a constant direction, following the river, walking on the bank of the river.
    'by' means 'to the side of'. There may be a small park by the riverside. You are walking 'by the riverside' in this park, but not 'along' - you are walking around in the park, not following the course of the river.

    Note: I have put a comma after 'sleeping'. Without the comma, the sentence would mean:
    One of my hobbies is sleeping by the riverside.
    One of my hobbies is walking by the riverside.

    I think you mean, you enjoy sleepng and walking, (but not sleep-walking); and not both are done 'by the riverside' - only the 'walking'.
    If you do mean both are done by the riverside, then leave out the comma and put something waterproof on the ground!
    Last edited by David L.; 27-Jun-2008 at 07:43.

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