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Is "go swimming" used every time "swimming" is talked about? "I go swimming twice a week." or "I swim twice a week." When must "swim" be used? When must "go swimming" must be used? Thank you very much.
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swimming is not a verb there. if you say with ing it will be noun. i go swimming twice a week. and you can say i go to pool to swim twice a week. they means i go for swimming.

an other example:

- i go to pool to swim twice a week.

- Why do you go to pool twice a week?

- to swim.

the other one

- i go swimming twice a week

- where do you go to?

- i go swimming

when you add ing end of the verb, you make it noun.

is it clear to understand?

or

is it clear understanding?
Thank you, Yunus. There are several verbs that can following the verb "go". For example, go boating, go shopping, go skating, etc. I don't know if these verbs "boat", "shop", "skate" can be used without following "go". Can we say "I boat."?
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Thank you, Yunus. There are several verbs that can following the verb "go". For example, go boating, go shopping, go skating, etc. I don't know if these verbs "boat", "shop", "skate" can be used without following "go". Can we say "I boat."?

"I boat" isn't a term I've heard. But we say things like:

I shop on Tuesdays.

They shop at Safeway.

They skate whenever they can.
so, go boating, go shopping are fine to me. of course i prefer to use them,

but using of i boat is a little weird. and that is not common. because boat isn't verb exactly and what nef said is true.

you can say i shop. because shop is a verb at the same time a noun. and skate is a verb and noun.

we should care when use these.
in addition to these example we can use

i go dancing everyday or i dancing everyday

i go jogging or i jog

i go riding horse or i ride horse
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I'm afraid the -ing form after "go" is a gerund. It is used to describe an activity, mostly one you do in your free time, + "go shopping".

Examples: go skiing, sightseeing, sailing, swimming, camping, hunting, aso...
thank you pieanne for your correction, essentially i had meant gerund.
If boating, shopping, swimming, etc.are used as gerunds following the verb "go", "go" has to be a transitive verb so that gerunds can appear and act as its object as the gerund serves as the object of a transitive verb or a preposition. However, "go" is never a transitive verb, therefore gerunds can't be collocated with "go". I don't know what they are, participles? I'd appreciate your opinions and more examples of these verbs not used in the -ing form.
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