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    #1

    lap

    Can one say:
    a. By 'a lap' I mean swimming the length of the pool once.
    b. By 'lap' I mean swimming the length of the pool once.
    instead of:
    By doing a lap I mean swimming the length of the pool once.
    Last edited by azz; 17-Jun-2009 at 08:24.

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    #2

    Re: lap

    Quote Originally Posted by azz View Post
    Can one say:
    a. By 'a lap' I mean swimming the length of the pool once.
    b. By 'lap' I mean swimming the length of the pool once.
    instead of:
    By doing a lap I mean swimming the length of the pool once.
    Yes. It's a very common colloquial construct. Naturally the context would decide whether it makes sense or not.

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    #3

    Re: lap

    I think they sound okay.

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