GO / DO / PLAY (for sports)

GO - DO - PLAYGO + verb+ING

  • go swimming
  • go running / jogging
  • go riding / cycling

PLAY a game

  • play tennis / squash
  • play football
  • play rugby

We can use play for other games that aren’t sport like computer games, card games, ball games, party games.

DO + activity

  • do gymnastics
  • do yoga
  • do karate / tai chi / judo
  • do ballet
  • do exercise (exercise can be a physical activity or written exercises for schoolwork)

We also use do for other activities like puzzles & crosswords.

Have you learnt how to use play, do and go?  Check your knowledge with this quick quiz!  Just choose the correct answer to complete the gap in the sentence.

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