do/play a puzzle

Discussion in 'English Only' started by tragicomique, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. tragicomique Member

    Montréal, Québec, Canada
    Français québécois

    Is it correct to say "play a puzzle"? Or is it safer to go with "do a puzzle"?

    (Talking about the game where you put little pieces of cardboard or wood together... the jigsaw kind of thing!)

    Thank you!
  2. scroddy Member

    We'd say do a puzzle. I can't think of a time when it would sound natural to 'play' a puzzle.
  3. SwissPete

    SwissPete Senior Member

    94044 USA
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    You play games, you do puzzles.

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