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What should I use in my sentence "sports" or "sport"?

Yoga is not a sport, but it also has a part of sports, because there is a physical activity.

I think there should be "a" before "activity".

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    There should not be a before physical activity, because a implies one specific physical activity, like there is exactly one physical activity in yoga.
    – stangdon
    Commented May 20, 2021 at 11:49
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    Does this answer your question? Sport activity or a sports activity? Commented May 20, 2021 at 11:54
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    The word also is non-idiomatic in this context. Commented May 20, 2021 at 11:55

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The sentence has a couple of issues.

Yoga is not a sport

this part is fine.

, but it also has

This part is not. "but also" is almost exclusively used with something like "not only" as in "He’s not only intelligent but also funny."

a part of sports,

This sounds awkward. I would word it as "contains an element of sports"

, because there is a physical activity

There should not be an 'a' here because it does not have a singular activity, but many. Also, the comma should not be there

Overall, I would rephrase it as:

Yoga is not a sport, but it has an element of sports because there is physical activity.

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  • Can I use "a sports" in the first sentence and "sport" in the second? Or either "sports" or "sport" in both? "Yoga is not a sports, but it has an element of sport because there is physical activity. Commented May 21, 2021 at 4:40
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    You definitely can NOT use "a sports" in the first sentence. You can use "sport" in the second, although it might sound a little old-fashioned or odd
    – Kevin
    Commented May 21, 2021 at 19:43

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