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    go? do? boxing

    Could you please tell me what collocates with 'boxing' - "go' or "do", or both are possible?

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    Re: go? do? boxing

    Try:

    I'm going to box today.
    I'm going to go box today.
    I'm going to do some boxing today.
    I'm going to go do some boxing today.


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    Re: go? do? boxing

    Thank you ,Charlie, for your quick response.

    The point is we are learning topic 'Sports' now, we are offered to split some words into 3 categories - the words which go with 'do', such as 'do karate, martial arts,etc, the ones which go with 'play, such as 'play football, etc' and the ones which go with 'go'.

    So, I know about 'go jogging, go swimming, go running', etc. I am not sure about 'boxing' and 'figure skating'. The thing is we have no chance for combining the words. We have to split them into 3 groups. That's it.

    The questions is - which group 'boxing' and figure skating' go?

    Or you mean some combinations are possible for 'boxing'?

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    Re: go? do? boxing

    Quote Originally Posted by solnadya View Post
    Thank you ,Charlie, for your quick response.

    The point is we are learning topic 'Sports' now, we are offered to split some words into 3 categories - the words which go with 'do', such as 'do karate, martial arts,etc, the ones which go with 'play, such as 'play football, etc' and the ones which go with 'go'.

    So, I know about 'go jogging, go swimming, go running', etc. I am not sure about 'boxing' and 'figure skating'. The thing is we have no chance for combining the words. We have to split them into 3 groups. That's it.

    The questions is - which group 'boxing' and figure skating' go?

    Or you mean some combinations are possible for 'boxing'?
    I mean that those are examples of how the word boxing is commonly used. I'm not sure what answers your teacher is looking for.

    Do boxing. (Though it's not usually used this way.)
    Go skating.
    Do figure skating and go figure skating both work:

    -She's trying out for the Olympics because she does figure skating.
    -See you later. I'm going figure skating.


    Sorry! Let's see if someone else can do better.
    Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 06-Mar-2009 at 17:08.


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    Re: go? do? boxing

    Thank you very much indeed. No 'sorry', please. I got you quite well.

    This is not for my teacher, I am a teacher myself. This is for the exercise in our course book. My kids ask me to give them the correct answer.

    So, 'do boxing' sounds a bit uncommon you say.

    Thank you very much for the assistance.

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