With Play, do or go is necessary to know its specific uses

€œPlay, do or go€ When to use one of them in English?

€œPlay, do or go€ A question that, you create it or no, not only we become the speakers of Spanish. Also many genuine English-speakers toss around anxious in their seats with the use of these verbs in English.

But why? What does so complicated? By its conjugation? No, of course. By its multiple meaning? Either. The difficulty of €œPlay, do or go€ in English resides in its use.

€œPlay, do or go€ is 3 very popular verbs in the day to day of any English-speaker who likes to speak of activities and sports. €œThen there is no problem, no? If these 3 verbs in English serve to designate activities and sports we can use anyone of them€ Error again. Each of these verbs in English has a very concrete use. And it is very important to know to differentiate them; then they are very, very, (we cannot stress with sufficient number €œthe very€ necessary ones) very frequent the errors derived from its use.

Why they are used €œPlay, do or go? €? The 3 are verbs in English used habitually to speak of activities and sports. But each of them has to be used in different situations good.

That is why today we wanted to speak of these 3 palabrejas that so many worries cause in the English language. Although by all means they are not the unique ones: €œMake€ or €œDo€, the modal verb €œShould€, €œMust€ or €œHave to€€¦ Of all of them we have spoken already in the articles whose connections we finished leaving you for your use and enjoys. Nevertheless, if what really you want is to dominate the English language, it is going to you to much more make lack that.

For example, a good theoretical formation. For example, a correct learning based on a suitable methodology guided by a good professor. For example, putting in practice learned in debates and the chats with other students. That is why we invited to you to throw a look to our classes of English; where indeed we took care of all those details. And if you have some doubt or asks, more than enchanted we will help you to solve it 🙂


€œPlay, do or go? €: We see when it is had to use each of them.

When Play€ in English is used €œ

The verb €œPlay€ in English is used, by general norm, for organized sports and competitive games that imply the use of a ball or any other object. And how to know what enters the category of €œanother object€? You do not worry, when you also see the other sections (that is to say; €œWhen Do€ in English€ is used €œand €œWhen it is used €œGo€ in English€) you will see what perfectly we talked about.

PS: surely that €œby general norm€ has drawn you attention. And it is that the verb €œPlay€ in English also is used along with competitive sports where you play against one or more people; and nonsport activities that imply the use of some object. As, for example, musical instruments, video-games, board games, toys, etc.

Examples of the verb €œPlay€ in English

  • I play tennis. €“ I play tennis.

  • Hermione is very good AT playing magic chess. €“ Hermione is very good playing the magical chess.

  • Have you to ever played Quidditch? €“ You have played sometimes the Quidditch?

  • Link loves to play the ocarina. €“ Link loves touching the ocarina.


When Go€ in English is used €œ

The verb €œGo€ in English usually is used with activities that finish in €œ€“ Ing.€ (that is to say, gerund) as €œFishing€ (€œTo fish€) or €œCamping€ (€œTo encamp€). Nevertheless, this would be a quite vague description of the use of this verb.

Therefore, €œGo€ in English accompanies specifically to activities that habitually are realised in the outside (more in particular in the heat of nature) or to activities that, still being inside some installation, must become in a special place. So that we are understood: in the activities to which it accompanies €œGo€ is necessary €œto go€ to some site in particular to be realised.

PS: a truquito of veterans; if you translate the happy activities to the Spanish and these require the use of the verb €œTo go€ (as in the following examples) then ten by certainly have to be preceded by the verb in English €œGo€.

Examples of the verb €œGo€ in English

  • I'm going fishing on Sunday. €“ I will fish Sunday.

  • I love to go surfing. €“ Master to go to surf.

  • We went bowling last weekend. €“ We went to play the ninepin the past week.


When Do€ in English is used €œ

Perhaps then since you have guessed already, the verb €œDo€ in English usually is used for repetitive hobbies, actions, recreational activities (that is to say, that do not imply competition some), sport practices that do not require of a ball or any other object for their accomplishment (as athletics (and no, the sneakers do not count le±e), karate or yoga); and other activities or sports nonfinished in €œ€“ Ing.€. That is to say, all those activities and sports that are not included in the other two verbs.

Nevertheless, this would not be absolutely correct. Then with some finished activities and sports in €œ- Ing.€ yes has to be used €œDo€. When? Then with activities to which it is not necessary to go to a site in particular to be practiced. Nevertheless, they are the minuses cases. And even the native ones usually are confused with the use of these two verbs in English. So very kind for the following examples so that you verify to what we talked about!

Examples of the verb €œDo€ in English

  • I do the shopping on King's Landing. €“ I make the purchase in Disembarkation of the King.

  • The army of Gondor do exercise everyday. €“ The army of Gondor makes exercise every day.

  • I do Karate on Saturdays with Miyagi master. €“ I do karate Saturdays with the teacher Miyagi.

  • I do crossword puzzles in my free tricks out of. €“ I make crosswords in my free time (the crosswords are not competitive sports).

  • Do kick boxing. €“ To do kick boxing (he finishes in €œ- Ing.€, but when not requiring a specific location is used the verb in English €œDo€).


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