Grammar Lessons: Go, Play and Do [2019]

Go, Play and Do

Go, Play and Do

Confused about how to use go, play and do?

This short explanation will help you make mistake when using those 3 verbs.


It is often used  with activities that end with «Ing» 

For example:

  • I am going running tomorrow morning
  • She is going swimmimg
  • He was going skiing this winter
  • She went surfing
  • I am thinking about going swimming


Play is used with ball sports, in competitive games and following rules.

For example:

  • We are playing volleyball tomorrow morning
  • I was playing soccer with my little brother
  • She will play basketball with her classmates
  • He will play rugby when he finishes school


It is for recreational activities and exercises.

For example:

  • I am tired of doing yoga with friends.
  • I don’t want to do squats
  • I really want to do 50 push-ups

Go, Play and Do: List of Activities and Sports

This is a list of activities and sports that are used with the verbs: Go, Play and Do

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Conversation Questions

These are some conversation questions that are made up with activities with go, play and do

How many sit-ups can you do in a minute?
How many push-ups can you do in two minutes?
What do you think about doing yoga?
Where do you like to go swimming?
Have you ever played soccer?
How often do you go running?
Do you ever go cycling?
Do you know how to play chess?
Do you ever play basketball?
Have you ever gone camping?
What games do you like to play?

Exercises: Go, Play and Do

Write the right verb in its correct form to complete the sentences

  1. Why don’t you___________________soccer?
  2. When do you ______________ jogging?
  3. Do you usually _____________yoga on fridays?
  4. I never _____________ swimming in the rivers?
  5. Mike and Luis_____________ karate very well.
  6. ______________ chess is quite difficult to understand.
  7. I have never __________ judo?
  8. I don’t like to ____________ exercises.
  9. She ______________ running every morning
  10. I don’t know how to ________ chess.
  11. I love ___________ fishing with my dad
  12.  She _______________ running last night
  13. She likes____________ badminton
  14. I don’t usually ___________chess with my colleagues
  15. I rarely_____________ swimming on mondays
  16. She has never____________ poker
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