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    to seek x to look for

    Hi everyone !

    This is my first time here. I am an intermediate level (I suppose...).

    Please, I would like to know if there is any difference between "to seek" and "to look for" uses. It depends on the context or not ?

    thanks in advance.

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    Re: to seek x to look for

    Quote Originally Posted by sbuchalla
    Hi everyone !

    This is my first time here. I am an intermediate level (I suppose...).

    Please, I would like to know if there is any difference between "to seek" and "to look for" uses. It depends on the context or not ?

    thanks in advance.
    I think you are looking for something, when you know it does exist and you are seeking for something, when you're not sure :) I think :)

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    Re: to seek x to look for

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbuchalla
    Hi everyone !

    This is my first time here. I am an intermediate level (I suppose...).

    Please, I would like to know if there is any difference between "to seek" and "to look for" uses. It depends on the context or not ?

    thanks in advance.
    I think you are looking for something, when you know it does exist and you are seeking for something, when you're not sure :) I think :)
    It's an interesting distinction that you make between the two, but I am not sure I agree. :)

    It is mostly about usage. The two terms are not used the same way. It does seem that when seek is used it is more likely to be about intangible things. Example: "John Kerry is seeking the Presidency."

    (Note: You do not need (and shouldn't have) the for in seeking for something.

    A Google search for the two terms should turn up plenty examples of each.

    :)

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