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Running for exercise is called "jogging." A jog is slower than a run. It's not a competitive activity.


  • He's jogging.
  • He likes to go for a jog in the morning. (This sentence uses "jog" as a noun.)
  • Jogging is a good way to lose weight. (In this sentence, "jogging" is a gerund.)
  • Do you like to jog? (to jog = infinitive)
  • My friend Bob jogs about three miles every other day.
  • I used to jog, but now I ride a bike for exercise.

Note: The vowel sound in the word is pronounced in various ways, depending on where you are in the United States. I have a midwestern accent, so I pronounce this word with a short o.


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This page was first published on July 14, 2012. It was updated on March 10, 2015.



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