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    #1

    Which sounds more natural?

    Hi, teachers and students.

    I'd like to know if two "sees" in the two sentences below have the same meaning.

    #1 These days you rarely see children playing in the streets or in the parks.
    #2 These days you rarely see children who are playing in the streets or in the parks.

    Is there any difference between the two?
    (I suspect that "see" in #1 has the similar meaning "notice" and the one in #2 "meet by chance".)

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: Which sounds more natural?

    There's no difference in meaning whatever. Of course you could try to interpret the second sentence as you do, but on first attention -- an dthis is what matters -- there's no difference.

    The first sentence is much more common.

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