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A quick and simple question on which construction to use. Would a native speaker say:

  • This is a good place for swimming.

Or

  • This is a good place to swim (in).

Another example:

  • Do you know any good places for exercise?

Or

  • Do you know any good places to exercise?

I know that 'a place for...' is a proper phrase, but most examples I could find are followed by a pronoun. E.g. I will find a nice place for YOU to stay at.

So, which types of construction is correct? If both of them are grammatically okay, which one is more common

Thanks in advance.

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Your sample sentences are correct and both versions get used often.

This is a good place for swimming.
Do you know any good places for exercising?

This is a good place to swim (at).
Do you know any good places to exercise?

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