Thank you for your reply but I would swear I´ve seen "to do some jogging" somewhere on the internet (?). Furthermore, an English teacher has told me that you can use do cycling or go cycling with a difference of meaning. The first one means that someone does such an activity as a profession where to go cycling is used when it implies a hobby. Can you or anyone else confirm this? Many thanks.
Furthermore, an English teacher has told me that you can use do cycling or go cycling with a difference of meaning. The first one means that someone does such an activity as a profession where to go cycling is used when it implies a hobby. Can you or anyone else confirm this? Many thanks.
I'd second what XQBY said. It's more of a slang when people say "to do some jogging", although it is not the correct way of saying it, a lot of people say it anyway.
Kind of like the origin of "long time no see", everyone knows it's not correct, but because a lot of people use it, it becomes part of everyday English.
In another words, when you say the phrase "do some jogging" in a informal setting, talking to your friends, that's fine. But when you are writing an essay in school, or when describing your hobby in a professional setting, it is not recommended.
And by the way, in the online community, people often say "do some jogging", but never "do jogging". Can't explain you why since it's slang.
I have been thinking and thinking, but I can't come up with any example of when I would use just "do x-ing". I would always put "the" or "some" in between. I think that is the gist of the question and Panj's comment. If anyone is able to come up with an example of "do x-ing" (without "some" or "the"), I will happily allow myself to be corrected.
The example threads that Loob gave all say that the preference when using "do" is to include "some" or "the".
Do jogging - doesn't sound right to me.
Do some jogging - sounds ok.
Do the jogging - you're right, Loob, it sounds like a chore.
Thank you so much for all of your help. I have checked in a book called "Practical English Usage" and the answers it gives are:
To do + ing refers to house chores and hobbies and the -ing part is usually preceeded by a determiner such as "some/the" etc. just as some of you have pointed out e.g. to do the washing up, the shopping, some cycling, jogging. Go +ing is used to talk about activities in which people move about and which do not have a fixed beginning or end e.g go climbing, fishing, walking, shopping....The structure is common in expressions referring to sport and leisure activities.
Thanks again. If anyone of you needs any help with Spanish, I will also try to help you in the appropriate forum.
Bye for now.