[Vocabulary] go dancing - dance

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I wonder whether "to go dancing" and "to dance" are synonyms.

If I say:
1) I am going to dance. (I am going to perform an action of dancing)
2) I am going to go dancing. (I think it can mean 1. But can it mean that "I am going to attend a dance class")

2a) I am going to go dancing two days a week.
 

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No, they are different parts of speech of the same word.
'Dancing' is a noun(gerund) and 'dance' is a verb
Synonyms are different words with the same meaning.

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I am talking about them being synonyms in my examples. Have you read the sentences?
PS: by the way, where do you see "dancing"? It's "go dancing", not "dancing".
 

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Thank you. But I am not interested in what you would say. I am interested in this specific sentence.
 

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There's no need to make snippy remarks to those who are trying to help you, kotfor.

Your phrases are not synonymous.

I might return to this thread when I am less annoyed by your attitude.
 

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There's no need to make snippy remarks to those who are trying to help you, kotfor.

Your phrases are not synonymous.

I might return to this thread when I am less annoyed by your attitude.

I am sorry but I don't want to be an only one annoyed here.
 

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If you don't like us telling you that (and how) we would reword your suggested sentences, then you are going to be annoyed quite regularly. If we find a sentence unnatural, we will tell you a more natural way of saying it. We assume that everyone here wants to learn correct, natural English.
 

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I think here we need to know what you really mean by saying such thing!
if you want to focus on your process of leaving or going ! you say I am going to dance
or you just focus on dancing it self ! so you say to go dancing
.. it depends on what you see more important to clear:roll:
 

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I think here we need to know what you really mean [by saying such a thing!]
[STRIKE]if[/STRIKE] Do you want to focus on [STRIKE]your[/STRIKE] the process of leaving or going? You say "I am going to dance" or you just focus on dancing [STRIKE]it self[/STRIKE] itself. (Exclamation mark not appropriate here) So you say "to go dancing".
(no ellipsis here) It depends on what you see as more important to make clear. :roll:

Linda mounirian, please see the corrections I have made to your post. Initially, I was going to remind you to put "Not a teacher" at the start of each response but then I noticed that your member profile says you are an English teacher. I realise you are not a native speaker but I am a little concerned at the number of errors in your post if you are teaching English to anyone. I actually don't understand what point you are making or what you are trying to tell the OP.
 
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I am talking about them being synonyms in my examples. Have you read the sentences?
PS: by the way, where do you see "dancing"? It's "go dancing", not "dancing".

You obviously do not know what a synonym is and are not willing to listen to explanation.

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Thank you very much.
It was my first participation, I think that I need time , and I need to do more mistakes to learn.
Thank you again.
I am a beginner teacher.
 

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Thank you very much.
It was my first participation, I think that I need time, and I need to [/strike]do[/strike] ​make more mistakes to learn.
Thank you again.
I am a beginner teacher.

Perhaps, for now, it would be best to change your member profile so that it says "Student or Learner" or "Other". If you leave it as "English Teacher", the learners on this forum will assume that everything you write is correct.
 

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Perhaps, for now, it would be best to change your member profile so that it says "Student or Learner" or "Other". If you leave it as "English Teacher", the learners on this forum will assume that everything you write is correct.

Gosh, I hope not.

:roll:
 
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