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Playing tennis is her favorite sport/s.

I presume sports is the right word in the above sample, but in truth "sport' is used instead. That confuses me a lot. Could you tell me why it's sport instead of sports in the above? Thanks.
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Hi,

Playing tennis is her favorite sport/s.

I presume sports is the right word in the above sample, but in truth "sport' is used instead. That confuses me a lot. Could you tell me why it's sport instead of sports in the above?

Say 'sport' when you are talking about one specific activity. eg

Tennis is her favourite sport. Baseball and soccer are his favourite sports.

With regard to your example, say it this way. Playing tennis is her favorite activity/pastime. Tennis is her favourite sport.

Clive
CliveHi,

Playing tennis is her favorite sport/s.

I presume sports is the right word in the above sample, but in truth "sport' is used instead. That confuses me a lot. Could you tell me why it's sport instead of sports in the above?

Say 'sport' when you are talking about one specific activity. eg

Tennis is her favourite sport. Baseball and soccer are his favourite sports.

With regard to your example, say it this way. Playing tennis is her favorite activity/pastime. Tennis is her favourite sport.

Clive

Thanks, Clive, for the correction.

I think your suggestions make more sense than the original.

But I still don't know why it's sport instead of sports. What are the differences between these two words? How to use them right?
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Hi Angliholic

But I still don't know why it's sport instead of sports. What are the differences between these two words? How to use them right?

I don't understand why you think it should be Tennis is her favourite sports.
Hi,

Tennis is one sport.

One sport. Two sports. Three sports.

As an additional note, when we are speaking very generally of 'all sports', ie 'sporting activity in general', we can say either

She enjoys sport or She enjoys sports.

Clive
Angliholic,

Do you, by chance, think that tennis is plural because of the s on the end?
It's singular.

Jim
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Were you, by any chance, thinking about phrases like water sports and winter sports, which are plural because they are collectives of sports of a same kind?
MapleWere you, by any chance, thinking about phrases like water sports and winter sports, which are plural because they are collectives of sports of a same kind?

Thanks, my dear and helpful friends.

Yes, it's because sports is the word that appears often such as sports wears, sports meeting, sports shops.
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