give up aerobics

Discussion in 'English Only' started by mashesia, May 5, 2009.

  1. mashesia Senior Member

    Hi everybody! i have read a sentance "Each winter I give up aerobics." My question is why not "Each winter I give up doing aerobics". As far as I know the Gerund must be there. Many thanks
  2. bibliolept

    bibliolept Senior Member

    Northern California
    AE, Español
    "I give up aerobics" is idiomatic in AE: it would not be considered incorrect in casual contexts, and it's meaning would be perfectly clear. Another example is "I want to give up alcohol/cigarettes."
  3. mashesia Senior Member

    Many thanks, Bibliolept!

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