poniedziałek, 16 stycznia 2012

DO, GO or PLAY for sports?

We use the verbs PLAY, GO and DO with sports and activities. 

If we use a ball in the sport, we use PLAY. PLAY is used also for competitive games when we play against another person.

          I can play football*.                                                      * football and tennis are ball sports;
          How often do you play tennis*?           
          She doesn't like playing computer games**.                   **  computer games are competitive game; we play to win;

If the sport ends in an "ing", we use GO. We GO somewhere or something.
          I go swimming.
          You are going fishing on Sunday.
          Is he going skiing this winter?