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    Default Is see off dated now?

    Is "see off" still used. For example "I went to the airport to see him off"
    I ask this because when I asked an American who is a colleague, he laughed and said I have not heard this word for years.

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    Default Re: Is see off dated now?

    Quote Originally Posted by aburosse View Post
    Is "see off" still used. For example "I went to the airport to see him off"
    I ask this because when I asked an American (who is a) colleague, he laughed and said, "I have not heard this word for years".
    We still use it in BrE.

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    Default Re: Is see off dated now?

    Quote Originally Posted by aburosse View Post
    Is "see off" still used. For example "I went to the airport to see him off"
    I ask this because when I asked an American who is a colleague, he laughed and said I have not heard this word for years.
    It's common enough in the UK.

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    Default Re: Is see off dated now?

    Did your colleague tell you what he would use?

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    Default Re: Is see off dated now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Did your colleague tell you what he would use?
    Yes, he said "simply bye"

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    Default Re: Is see off dated now?

    Quote Originally Posted by aburosse View Post
    Yes, he said "simply bye"
    So, he would say "I went to the airport to say bye", is that right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    So, he would say "I went to the airport to say bye", is that right?
    Yes

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    Default Re: Is see off dated now?

    Due to security you can't really see anyone off any more. You can drop them off at the airport and that's about it.

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    Default Re: Is see off dated now?

    I don't think the words are dated at all. (And how rude of the person to laugh at you for your choice of words anyway!)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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