Do you want to go to swimming?

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Indomie, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. Indomie

    Indomie Member

    mandarin
    I wanted to take him to the hotel swimming pool.

    Before we went there, I asked him,

    "Do you want to go to swimming?"

    "Do you want to go to swimming pool?"


    Which one is correct?

    If use swimming pool, it might a litter wrong because it actually a pool in the hotel. Am I right?
     
  2. Dretagoto

    Dretagoto Senior Member

    Escocia
    Inglés británico
    Neither are correct; you must add "the" before swimming pool, and remove "to" after swimming in the first sentence. Where the pool is doesn't matter, so it's irrelevant that it is in a hotel.

    But the most natural way to say it would be either:

    "Do you want to go swimming?" or "Do you want to go to the pool?"
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2017
  3. Hermione Golightly

    Hermione Golightly Senior Member

    London
    British English
    "Do you want to go swimming?"
    "Do you want to go to the (swimming) pool?"

    I don't understand your concern. It's still a (swimming) pool even in the hotel.
     
  4. Andygc

    Andygc Senior Member

    Devon
    British English
    That does not fit your context. "Do you want to go swimming?" does.

    "Do you want to go to swimming?" could be used to ask if the speaker is asking about going to an organised swimming session - a swimming class or a club training session, for example.
     
  5. velisarius

    velisarius Senior Member

    Greece
    British English (Sussex)
    Since the swimming pool is there on the premises, I wouldn't use "go swimming", which implies taking a trip (long or short) to a suitable place and then swimming. Let's go swimming; there's a good pool quite near here.

    I'd say "Would you like to/shall we have a swim in the hotel pool/swimming pool/pool?"
     
  6. You little ripper! Senior Member

    Australia
    Australian English
    I would happily use "go swimming" in this situation where there was no trip necessary to get to the pool.

    Do you want to go swimming? The hotel has an amazing pool!
     
  7. Indomie

    Indomie Member

    mandarin
    Thanks all.
     

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