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What is the difference between ‘look’, ‘see’ and ‘watch’? (Solved)

If you find confusing to ‘see‘ difference between ‘look‘, ‘watch‘ and ‘see‘, you can understand them with some simple explanation. The use of these verbs are very specific and you can’t use them for each other. Some reading exercises could empower your knowledge about them. We will try to show you the difference below. See if you can understand it 😉

Look and watch are action verbs and require intention in different level.

To look is a intentional thing and suggest a direction for your eyes. In most cases, the thing we look at, doesn’t change its place.

Look at that beautiful scene.
Look at the pictures of him.
Look at the moon at night.
Look at me.

To see usually something that comes into our sight that we weren’t paying any attention.

I can see his the river from here.
Can you see his car?
Did you see that horse?
I can see you.

To watch is looking at something very carefully and usually moving.

I am watching t.v (the tv doesn’t move but images are moving)
Watch out your step!
Watch how he fast he will run.
You can watch full moon yesterday.

difference between ‘look’, ‘see’ and ‘watch’

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