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    confused verb

    Please help (one verb> watching; 2 nouns> movies and sports games).

    My hobbies are watching movies and sports games.
    or
    My hobby is watching movies and sports games.

    Kindly explain the grammar rule behind. Thanks....

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    Re: confused verb

    Ex: My hobby is watching movies and sports on TV.

    Ex: My hobby is watching TV, specifically movies and sports.

    Ex: My hobbies are watching movies and watching sports.


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    Re: confused verb

    Can't we just say: "My hobbies are watching movies and sports games."?

    Wouldn't it be redudant to say "watching movies and watching sports"?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drifter View Post
    Please help (one verb> watching; 2 nouns> movies and sports games).

    My hobbies are watching movies and sports games.
    or
    My hobby is watching movies and sports games.

    Kindly explain the grammar rule behind. Thanks....
    I think, hobby being a coutable noun, both can be correct but I will prefer the second one.

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    Re: confused verb

    Quote Originally Posted by drifter View Post
    Can't we just say: "My hobbies are watching movies and sports games."?

    Wouldn't it be redudant to say "watching movies and watching sports"?

    Thanks.
    Possibly, but your sentence is ambiguous and could easily mean "My hobbies are watching movies and (playing) sports games", since there is no indication that "watching" also applies to "sports games".
    Compare: "James Bond's hobbies are fighting international crime and women".

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