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    Is there any difference between 'look after' and 'take care'?

    Hi teachers,
    Is there any difference between 'look after' and 'take care'? Could they be synonyms?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Is there any difference between 'look after' and 'take care'?

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi teachers,
    Is there any difference between 'look after' and 'take care'? Could they be synonyms?

    Thanks in advance.
    They can be, but sometimes they're not. As always, context is vital!

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    Re: Is there any difference between 'look after' and 'take care'?

    If you're considering their synonymity, learning, you need to equate 'look after' with 'take care of'.

    Rover

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    Re: Is there any difference between 'look after' and 'take care'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    If you're considering their synonymity, learning, you need to equate 'look after' with 'take care of'.

    Rover
    Hi Rover,
    Thank you very much for your clarification.

    Best,
    L54

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