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    hi y'll
    which is the right sentence
    does this sentence make any sense to you

    1 while i was in new york i decided to seek out a nice ring for my fiancee
    2 while i was in new york i decided to seek out for a nice ring for my fiancee
    3 while i was in new york i decided to look for a nice ring for my fiancee
    thanks

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    Default Re: seek out

    The second sentence is ungrammatical. There are too many prepositions in *seek out for.

    seek out and look for express similar meanings;i.e., actively search for something or someone, but the former, seek out, houses an additional meaning, extended search - the search might take longer.

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    Default Re: seek out

    seek out and look for express similar meanings;i.e., actively search for something or someone, but the former, seek out, houses an additional meaning, extended search - the search might take longer.
    Hi, Casiopea:
    Then, "I am looking for the optimal constitions of the process" means exactly the same as "I am searching for the optimal constitions of the process"?

    Thanks,
    Nyggus

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