Apr 6th, 2014, 12:28 pm
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Join Date: Oct 8th, 2006
| | Re: Is it do boxing or go boxing?
It could be any of the three :
1. The verb would be most usual if the person was a professional or really serious about it : Henry is a boxer. He's been boxing since he was ten. And if I had to put a bet on the most common in any context, it would be the verb.
2. Karen is a policewoman and has to keep fit. She goes running, does weight-training, and does a bit of boxing too. Here, the use of the quantifier is important. I can't imagine saying does boxing but does a bit of boxing sounds fine to me in this context.
3. David loves contact sports. He does judo, karate, and goes boxing once a week too. This sounds the least likely to me, but possible in the situation where it's just a hobby, the person attends an organised club, etc.