Can we use swim as a noun? There is a mistake in this sentence. The swim you took must have addled your brain more than I have ever thought. Article with swim?

  • Yes, I went for a swim the other day.
    – JJJ
    Commented Jun 1, 2018 at 12:29
  • A dictionary would tell you the answer to this. Commented Jun 1, 2018 at 20:52

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We can use certain action verbs as nouns - I went for a walk/run/swim. In British English we can go for a sleep, or a 'lie down'. Also there are two toilet verbs that can be used as nouns in this way.

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