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    wowenglish1 is offline Senior Member
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    to look/looking

    Is there a slight difference in meaning between "1" and "2"?
    1. He came to look for me.
    2. He came looking for me.

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    Re: to look/looking

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    Is there a slight difference in meaning between "1" and "2"?
    1. He came to look for me.
    2. He came looking for me.
    He came to look for me = He left one place and traveled to another place with the intention of searching for me when he arrived at the new location.

    He came looking for me = He left one place and while traveling to another place, and when he arrived at the other place, was searching for me.

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