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sport or sports?



tommy1996
Vietnam

sport or sports?
 
please help me differ "sport and sports"
So we will say" baseball is a kind of sport or sports?" and I am good at sport or sports?
thanks

30 Mar 2014      



jannabanna
France

Both are used.  As a native British speaker, I would say:

I used to play a lot of sport when I was younger. (mass noun)


There is a good sports centre just down the road.

My son won the 200 metres in the school sports. (people compete in various activities)

Hope that helps.

Janet




30 Mar 2014     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Further to Janet s answer, baseball is a kind of sport, (just as meat is a kind of food). I am good at sport. Tennis and netball are my favourite sports. 

Sport is used to mean all sports in general. 

30 Mar 2014     



MoodyMoody
United States

As an American, I would say "I am [not] good at sports." It s just a different usage on this side of the pond. So in that context, you could use either "sports" or "sport" and be correct. I would also say "I didn t play a lot of sports when I was younger (and I still don t!)"
 
I do say "Baseball is a kind of sport," however.

30 Mar 2014     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

I would say I didn t do much sport/ didn t do a lot of sport/ didn t play many sports . 

30 Mar 2014