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Tracie

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2020.02.09 23:55
COMMON Grammar Mistakes
(Part 2)


1. Watch, Look, See

“See,” “look” and “watch” are often thought to be used interchangeably. However, they should be used in different situations.

The difference can be difficult to understand at first, but this might help:
* Look — you’re looking right at it, or you are looking for it.
* Look at the mess you’ve made!
* Look at me.
* I have to look for the book I lost.
* See — something has entered your sight that was not there before.
* Did you see the news today?
* I will see the doctor today.
* Watch — to look carefully, usually a moving object
* I am going to watch a movie later.
* Can you please watch the dog?

We can “see” things, some things we don’t want to see - by accident. We can only “look at” something on purpose.
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2. Misplaced Pronouns

Example: Breathe in through your nose and hold it.

The singular pronoun (it) should stand in for nouns, but we can’t be sure if “it” means your breath, or your nose.

Correct: Breathe in through your nose, and hold your breath.
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  • KIMHYUKSOO 2020.02.10 00:52

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    It's been so long.
  • Tracie 2020.02.10 00:55

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    @KIMHYUKSOO Soon you might be wishing I didn’t post so much 🤣
  • KIMHYUKSOO 2020.02.10 01:00

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    @Tracie Invite me to dinner 😄
  • Tracie 2020.02.10 01:33

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    @KIMHYUKSOO haha, anytime, my friend!
  • Inho.Baek 2020.02.10 03:03

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    Second tip is helpful for me, but you didn't explain why we need to hold breath. lol
  • Tracie 2020.02.10 03:06

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    @Inho.Baek 🤣 I like to be mysterious haha
  • Kay아영 2020.02.10 07:44

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    Wow ! It’s a good tip for me! Thank you!
  • Jung Hwan Lee 2020.02.10 12:05

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    감사합니다
  • Tracie 2020.02.10 12:12

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    You’re welcome 😊 천만에요 🙃🙂
  • Jung Hwan Lee 2020.02.10 14:31

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    Listen , Hear
  • Tracie 2020.02.10 14:45

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    @Jung Hwan Lee That is like “see” and “look”. We listen with purpose, and hear unintentionally. I’m listening to music. I heard what you said.
  • Jung Hwan Lee 2020.02.10 14:55

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    @Tracie 고마워요.
  • Tracie 2020.02.10 14:58

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    @Jung Hwan Lee 😊
  • Jungwoong 2020.02.11 02:39

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    @Tracie thank you~~ that information is very useful!
  • Tracie 2020.02.11 03:18

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    @Jungwoong 😊 You’re welcome!
  • Kang 2020.02.22 16:53

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    Thank you, I always wondered what's the difference these three words. In korean, these three words are translated at '보다'
  • Tracie 2020.02.22 17:03

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    @Kang You’re welcome! Yes, and these differences are why we find learning each other’s languages so difficult at times.
  • Mok 2020.02.27 00:31

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    👍👍👍

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