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    What verb we should use for some kinds of sports

    What Verb can we use with the sports like Kendo, Boxing, Track and Field?

    For example, Can we use " play track and field" instead of "do track and field"?

    Is there any rule to use some Verbs for some kinds of sports?


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    Re: What verb we should use for some kinds of sports

    What verb [we] should we use for some kinds of sports

    Quote Originally Posted by sudarawee View Post
    What verb can we use with the sports like Kendo, Boxing, Track and Field?

    For example, Can we use " play track and field" instead of "do track and field"?

    Is there any rule to use some Verbs for some kinds of sports?
    It's not so much a rule as a convention, Sudarawee. For sports that seem to involve a lot of training with not so much playing, we tend to use 'do'.

    Kendo/boxing/karate/judo/Tae kwan do [sp?]/ track and field sports/ weightlifting /fencing/ ...

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    Re: What verb we should use for some kinds of sports

    Can we use "practice" for those sports? Any other verbs?


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    Re: What verb we should use for some kinds of sports

    Quote Originally Posted by sudarawee View Post
    Can we use "practice" for those sports? Any other verbs?
    Not as a rule, in the manner, with the meaning that we use 'play' for other sports. There are of course many verbs that could collocate with them for certain meanings.

    I dabble in karate.

    I practice karate/boxing on Wednesdays.

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