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Hello. I'll be happy if you will help me.

Which is correct, "play" or "do" in the sentence below?

Do you like to ( play, do ) sports?
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I like to play sports.

Or

I like to do sports.

Which is correct?

Hi, i can't help you with your question but i'll correct your first sentence:

you used 2nd conditonal, so you should say "I'll be happy if you help me/ if you can help me"

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I like to play sports.

Or

I like to do sports.

Which is correct?

This question has already been asked and answered, but let me add a little.

The Google Ngram Viewer's list of the top ten verb forms that precede either 'sport' or 'sports' does not include 'do' whether you check American English or British English. Given that, it does not seem like a good idea to use the expression 'do sport(s)'.

On the other hand, the top two verb forms that occur in that context are 'play' and 'playing', so 'play sports' seems to me to be your best choice.

CJ

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Do you like to do sports?

Maybe you don't realize it, but you are answering a question that was asked more than 12 years ago.

Why not answer questions that are more recent? That way there's a better chance that the person who asked the question is still participating on our forum and can benefit from your answer.

CJ

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