He kicked around the idea of going (for) sailing

Discussion in 'English Only' started by park sang joon, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. park sang joon Senior Member

    Korean
    The following are of my own making.
    1. He kicked around the idea of going sailing.
    2. He kicked around the idea of going for sailing.

    I'd like to know what meaning difference there is between the two.
    Thank you in advance for your help.
     
  2. suzi br

    suzi br Senior Member

    Cheshire
    English / England
    The second one does not work.
     
  3. Andygc

    Andygc Senior Member

    Devon
    British English
    Where are you going?
    I'm going sailing.

    Where are you going?
    I'm going to Burnham.
    Why are you going there?
    I'm going for the sailing.
     
  4. park sang joon Senior Member

    Korean
    Thank you, suzi br, for your kind answer. :)
    Thank you, Andygc, for your very helpful answer. :)
     

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