to do skateboarding vs to go skateboarding


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to do skateboarding vs to go skateboarding

The context is:

What did kate do last Friday?

She went skateboarding with her friends. This is my translation but mystudents asked if also She did Skateboarding with her friends could be correct.

It sounds a little strange to me but I can be mistaken. What do you think?
  • xqby

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    English (U.S.)
    No, one does not do skateboarding. You could use "skateboard" as a verb if for some reason you wanted to avoid using "go":
    "She skateboarded with her friends."

    This is still not as natural as "She went skateboarding."


    No. You definitely don't "do skateboarding."

    You go skiing, go ice skating, go skateboarding, etc.

    You are correct!
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