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    Default see / watch

    When we are going to the cinema, do we say, "We're going to see a film" or "We're going to watch a film" ?

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    Default Re: see / watch

    Either is ok. See is more common if one is going to a theater, and watch is more common in someone's home. I'm not completely sure about this, so if you want a perfect answer, wait.
    Hope this helps!

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    Default Re: see / watch

    Could someone please confirm Rancher's reply.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: see / watch

    We go to the cinema to see a film. We can see a film on TV at home too. But we usually say: watch TV.

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    Default Re: see / watch

    Thanks, Harry.

    If I'm in the cinema, then I've to say, "I'm watching a film." Am I correct?

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    Default Re: see / watch

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    Thanks, Harry.

    If I'm in the cinema, then I've to say, "I'm watching a film." Am I correct?
    Yes, of course! When you watch the film you concentrate on it.

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    Default Re: see / watch

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    Thanks.
    You are very very welcome!

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