Play/do computer games

Discussion in 'English Only' started by rabbitkim85, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. rabbitkim85 Member

    One of my students wrote:
    You shouldn't 'do' computer games too much.

    Instead of
    You shouldn't 'play' computer games too much.

    In this context, Do native English speakers never use 'do' with computer games? I was wondering if this student's answer is totally unacceptable.
  2. Parla Senior Member

    New York City
    English - US
    I've always heard "play" when speaking of games, whether or not on a computer, and that's what I always use.
  3. rabbitkim85 Member

    Thanks, Parla. It helped me a lot:)

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