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Joe Kim
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 8:45:36 PM

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A: so, what's your suggestion?

1. Go home
2. Going home

Which answer form would you choose? Is #2 correct to say?
palapaguy
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:08:49 PM

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Joe Kim wrote:
A: so, what's your suggestion?

1. Go home
2. Going home

Which answer form would you choose? Is #2 correct to say?


What's the question?

If the question is "Where should I go?" an answer could be "Go home."

If the question is "Where are you going?" an answer could be "(I'm) going home."
Joe Kim
Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018 11:59:17 AM

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I should rephrase it:

What's your suggestion: go home or going home?

The sentence format is more like this. So, one person speaks everything.
thar
Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018 12:05:21 PM

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It still depends on what you want to say.

But neither is a noun, a gerund.

You have an imperative
Go home!

or a progressive with a participle
I am going home.

It depends on what you mean.
BobShilling
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Joe Kim wrote:
What's your suggestion: go home or going home?

The sentence format is more like this. So, one person speaks everything.


Both of the following are possible:

What do you suggest: go home or find a bar?
What do you suggest: going home or finding a bar?


I would be more likely to use the first.
Joe Kim
Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018 12:01:17 PM

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thar wrote:
It still depends on what you want to say.

But neither is a noun, a gerund.

You have an imperative
Go home!

or a progressive with a participle
I am going home.

It depends on what you mean.


Thanks. Then when I said go home or stay here, even though it was a question, are you saying it is imperative? I don't think I am ordering anything. I rather ask a statement to choose.

what do you think about BobShilling's opinion?

and lastly, I am naming an exercise. Which option would be correct? 1. (Let's do) Lift your arm excerise.
2. (Let's do) Lifting your arm excerise.
palapaguy
Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018 12:15:17 PM

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Joe Kim wrote:

I am naming an exercise. Which option would be correct? 1. (Let's do) Lift your arm excerise.
2. (Let's do) Lifting your arm excerise.


An arm-lift(ing) exercise would be most common.
Joe Kim
Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018 8:37:48 PM

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Thank you.

Then, if I say "do the exercise, lift arms.", does this make sense?
palapaguy
Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018 8:58:22 PM

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Joe Kim wrote:
Thank you.

Then, if I say "Do the exercise, lift your arms.", does this make sense?
Joe Kim
Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 6:49:32 PM

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Joe Kim wrote:
Thank you.

Then, if I say "do the exercise, lift arms.", does this make sense?


when I said lift arms here
I meant the excerise name. In that regard,
Do the sentence above make sense?
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 8:13:34 AM

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Hi Joe Kim.

OK - so you are looking for a title of an exercise. The forms you suggested are not usual for exercises. The usual form is noun-infinitive (something like "leg-raise" or "foot-stretch").
These are leg-lifts.


However, you cannot use "arm-lift", really, because that is the title of a surgical operation to remove fat.



There are exercises called "one-arm-lift" and "two-arm-lift".


The two-arm-lift is also sometimes called "I can fly".

**************
The sentences would be (normally) something like:
"OK, let's do the one-arm-lift."
"Next, we should do body-twists."

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Joe Kim
Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 5:07:07 PM

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Thanks.

Then, there is a list of excerises:
1. Walking
2. Plank on elbow

Would you say: "the" walking improves ...,
Let's do the walking, or
Let's do the plank on elbow. (Not interested in the use of one word plank)

Like this?
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:35:51 AM

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Hmmmm. . . Think

The name there "plank on elbow" is abbreviated as a title - like a newspaper headline, or a chapter-title in a book.

The sentences would be something like:
Let's walk.

I just watched three videos of planks (I didn't know what they were) and what is said (almost exactly the same in three different videos) is:
Now we'll do thirty seconds of forearm plank.
Because a plank is not a movement, but is a position, you don't 'do planks', you do '<time> of plank', it seems.

They call a plank on one's hands "a full plank" and on one's elbows "a forearm plank".


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
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