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help linguistics
dera collegues
I have a problem when dealing with the topic extreme sports. I hesitate between
have you ever been paragliding?
have you ever gone paragliding?
have you ever done paragliding?
and I also the same pb with activities such as waterskiing, zorbing......
thanks for your help

2 Feb 2012      

United States

Use either "been" or "gone", but not "done" for all of these.

2 Feb 2012     


is used with ball sports or competitive games where we play against another person:
´How often do you play tennis? ´ - tennis is a ball sport.
´I play poker with my friends on Friday night. ´ - poker is a competitive game. We play to win.
´I don ´t like playing computer games. ´ - again, computer games are competitive so we use play.
Do is used for a recreational activity or a non-team sport that does not use a ball:
´I heard that you do karate. ´ - karate is a non-team activity.
´I do crossword puzzles in my free time. ´ - crossword puzzles are not competitive.
Go is used with activities that end -ing. We go somewhere to do something:
´I ´m going fishing on Sunday. ´
´Are you going skiing this winter? ´
´She said she was going swimming. ´
You can also have a look here:

Hope it helps
Ana Isabel

2 Feb 2012     


How about ´practise ´? I think it may be used for this type of activities if I ´m not mistaken. 

2 Feb 2012     


Check this out:
so, do waterskiing?


2 Feb 2012