to jog vs. for jogging

Discussion in 'English Only' started by azz, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. azz Senior Member

    armenian
    Can one say
    a. I wake up early every morning so that I have thirty minutes to jog.
    b. I wake up early every morning so that I have thirty minutes for jogging.

    c. I wake up early every morning so that I have time to jog.
    d. I wake up early every morning so that I have time for jogging.

    ?

    The sentences are mine.

    My feeling is that they all work.

    Many thanks.
     
  2. se16teddy

    se16teddy Senior Member

    London but from Yorkshire
    English - England
    a feels a bit unusual; the rest are fine.

    I think my concern about a is because at first glance I read thirty minutes as the object of jog - I expect a parallel structure to I have work to do. I then realize that I have understood the sentence wrongly and have to reparse it.
     

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