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    Default 'Seek' and 'Seek for'

    Should I say 'seek relief' or 'seek for relief'?

    Meantime,what's the difference between 'relief' and 'comfort' when they are nouns?


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    Default Re: 'Seek' and 'Seek for'

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiya Raymond View Post
    Should I say 'seek relief' or 'seek for relief'?

    Meantime,what's the difference between 'relief' and 'comfort' when they are nouns?


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    You seek relief.
    Have you checked the various dictionary definitions for the nouns "relief" and "comfort"? What do you think the differences are?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: 'Seek' and 'Seek for'

    And while you're there, you could brush up on the meaning of 'meantime'.

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    Default Re: 'Seek' and 'Seek for'

    Is 'meanwhile' or 'in the meanwhile' correct here?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Default Re: 'Seek' and 'Seek for'

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiya Raymond View Post
    Is 'meanwhile' or 'in the meanwhile' correct here?

    Thanks a lot!
    You didn't need to use any such phrase. You are not asking us to answer one question while we think about the other one. You could simply have said "Also, what's the difference ..."
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