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    could you please tell me the difference between these two sentences.
    1)I wanted to see the soccer game at the stadium.
    2) I wanted to watch the soccer game at the stadium.

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    Re: difference between the sentences

    No difference.

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    Re: difference between the sentences

    @probus thanks.
    But in this situation, could you please tell me if "see" can be used.
    I want to see TV . or I like seeing TV.
    I want to watch TV . or I like watching TV.

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    Re: difference between the sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by kofufet View Post
    @probus thanks.
    But in this situation, could you please tell me if "see" can be used.
    "I want to see TV" or "I like seeing TV."
    "I want to watch TV" or "I like watching TV."

    No. We "watch TV" but you can say that you "saw/watched something on TV".

    I watched a fantastic programme on TV last night.
    I saw a great programme on TV this morning.
    I watched TV before I left for work today.
    He likes to watch TV every evening before bed.
    Did you see that great new drama on Channel 4 on Saturday night?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: difference between the sentences

    kofufet, please note that a better title would have been 'see or watch the soccer game'.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Re: difference between the sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by kofufet View Post
    could you please tell me the difference between these two sentences.
    1)I wanted to see the soccer game at the stadium.
    2) I wanted to watch the soccer game at the stadium.
    #1 could mean that the soccer game was somewhere else, but you wished it was at the stadium.

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