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Difference between game and sport



 
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Difference between game and sport #1 (permalink) Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:48 am   Difference between game and sport
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #41 "Basic American English", question 8

Who won the soccer .........?

(a) sport
(b) gain
(c) game
(d) throw

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #41 "Basic American English", answer 8

Who won the soccer game?

Correct answer: (c) game

Your answer was: incorrect
Who won the soccer sport?
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I thought, soccer is a kind of sport and game is for playing games. Now, I confuse between game and sport. Could you please explain me why we should put game here?

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Difference between game and sport #2 (permalink) Tue Sep 16, 2008 19:33 pm   Difference between game and sport
 

Hi Swe Zin Oo,
The word sport is more general in the usage than the word game. meaningly, the sport has lots of games like the athletic games but not all the games are sports. e.g the chess is a game but we can't call it a kind of sport.

Hope this helps,
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Difference between game and sport #3 (permalink) Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:07 am   Difference between game and sport
 

Swe Zin Oo wrote:
I thought, soccer is a kind of sport and game is for playing games. Now, I confuse between game and sport. Could you please explain me why we should put game here?

Swe Zin Oo

You are correct that soccer is a sport, but 'sport' is the umbrella term for all the activities which take place.
Soccer is a popular sport.
The sports I play are soccer and baseball.


In this instance you are talking about a particular match, or game, or a particular series of matches.
I enjoyed the soccer game on Saturday.
Last month we won a game but lost two games.
We have to play five games in that league.


The word 'game' can often be used in place of 'sport', but the word 'sport' cannot be used in place of 'game' very often.
Soccer is often described as, "The beautiful game."

English is such fun to unravel, eh? ;)
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