Go + Ving

Some activities are commonly expressed in English by the phrase Go + Ving. See the list below.

    go camping

    go hiking

    go fishing

    go hunting

    go swimming

    go diving

    go surfing

    go snorkeling

    go water skiing

    go scuba diving

    go wind surfing

    go skiing

    go snowboarding

    go (ice) skating

    go shopping

    go bowling

    go roller skating

    go jogging

    go running

    go rollerblading

    go skateboarding

    go sky diving

    go parachuting

    go parasailing

Examples:

    A: Would you like to go skiing this weekend?

    B: No, I’d rather go ice skating.


    A: Did you go bowling last night?

    B: Actually, I went shopping instead.


Common mistakes:

    I want to camping on Saturday.

    (Incorrect)

    I want to go camping on Saturday.

    (Correct)

    They went to jogging this morning.

    (Incorrect)

    They went jogging this morning.

    (Correct)

    I like to swimming.

    (Incorrect)

    I like to swim.

    (Okay)

    I like swimming.

    (Okay)

    I like to go swimming.

    (Okay)

    I like going swimming.

    (Okay)

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