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How to Use DO & GO and PLAY with Sports and Activities

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How to use do & go and play with sports! This lesson will show you how to use the word DO & GO and PLAY in sports and activities in English.

Verb Collocations in English

Common verbs collocations in English.

How to Use DO & GO and PLAY with Sports

Collocations with DO

Do is generally used for different kinds of exercise to strengthen your body. Here is common collocations with Do in English:

  • Do aerobics
  • Do exercise
  • Do push-ups
  • Do sit-ups
  • Do yoga
  • Do a warm-up


  • “I start doing yoga after work from now on.”
  • “My father often gets up early to do exercise.”

Collocations with GO

Go is used for activities that you can do alone or with others. It is also used with activities that end -ing. We go somewhere to do something:

  • Go bowling
  • Go camping
  • Go cycling
  • Go dancing
  • Go fishing
  • Go golfing
  • Go hiking
  • Go ice-skating
  • Go running
  • Go scuba diving
  • Go snow boarding
  • Go surfing
  • Go swimming


  • ‘I’m going fishing on Sunday.’
  • ‘Are you going skiing this winter?’
  • ‘She said she was going swimming.’

Collocations with PLAY

We use Play for ball sports or competitive team sports.

  • Play badminton
  • Play baseball
  • Play basketball
  • Play football
  • Play hockey
  • Play ping pong
  • Play soccer
  • Play squash
  • Play tennis
  • Play volleyball


  • “How often do you play tennis?” – Tennis is a ball sport.
  • “We will have a soccer match this weekend” – Soccer is a competitive game. We play to win.

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How to Use DO & GO and PLAY with Sports


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Friday 13th of April 2018

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