I am doing CAE in Buenos Aires in my mock exam I said "I do diving". My teacher didin't like it at all. However, I found it widely used. Is it a wrong use of English or very informal ?

Thanks in advance Alejandro Mandl


It's better to say, 'I dive'. You don't need to add 'do' before verbs. The only time it's really necessary to add 'do' is if you are emphasising the verb, e.g. someone says, 'You don't dive' and you want to correct them, 'I do dive', or if the activity is a noun, e.g. 'I do paintings' (although, 'I paint paintings' would be preferable).

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