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raymondaliasapollyon

Senior Member
Chinese
Hi,

I'd like to know which of the following is natural English:

1. Although Jimmy prefers to read in his leisure time, he does play occasional baseball games with us.
2. Although Jimmy prefers to read in his leisure time, he does play an occasional baseball game with us.
3. Although Jimmy prefers to read in his leisure time, he does play the occasional baseball game with us.

I'd appreciate your help.
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    I agree with “the occasional…”, which is an idiom.

    I’m not a drinker but I do indluge in the occasional tipple
    The park was deserted but for the occasional jogger​
     

    raymondaliasapollyon

    Senior Member
    Chinese
    I agree with “the occasional…”, which is an idiom.

    I’m not a drinker but I do indluge in the occasional tipple
    The park was deserted but for the occasional jogger​
    How about "Although Jimmy prefers to read in his leisure time, he does play occasional baseball" (with "games" removed)?
     
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