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    Default I got on a taxi and found him.

    Hi,

    Question:
    Could you please suggest a word to replace “found”.


    Sentence:
    My brother told me that he forgot to bring his passport.
    Therefore, I got on a taxi and found him.

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    Default Re: I got on a taxi and found him.

    I got in a taxi, tracked my brother down and gave him his passport.

    To track down - phrasal verb meaning to look for someone/something and then find them.
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    Default Re: I got on a taxi and found him.

    I wouldn't use one word to replace "found" in this case. I would phrase both sentences as:

    "My brother told me that he had forgotten to bring his passport, so I got in a taxi and took it to him."

    Someone might say that the "it​" could refer to the taxi, rather than the passport, but the context makes it pretty clear that I mean the passport. However, if I wanted to be absolutely precise, then I could say "....and took the passport to him", or "...and took the document to him".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 16-Mar-2013 at 14:03. Reason: minor typo
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