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    Default to show to = to see(someone to a place) = to walk (someone to a place)

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me your opinion concerning the polysemantic verb to show? When used with to(into, out) it means to go with (a person) to (a place) as in “She showed them to the table

    The mentioned above meaning of the verb in question may also be reproduced into English by any of the following verbs:

    a)to see (someone to a place)
    May I see you home?
    b)to walk (someone to a place)
    I’ll walk you to the theater.
    c)to see (someone) off means to go to the railway station, to the aerodrome, etc. with someone who is starting on a journey, e.g.
    I’m going to see my friend off. He is leaving for the Crimea.
    d)to accompany (which is more literary word)
    The guide accompanied the tourist to the museum.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Default Re: to show to = to see(someone to a place) = to walk (someone to a place)

    The meanings in your sentences can be covered by two specific meanings of the verb 'see':

    1. escort or conduct someone to a specified place
    May I see you home?
    b)to walk (someone to a place)
    I’ll walk you to the theater.
    d)to accompany (which is more literary word)
    The guide accompanied the tourist to the museum.


    and
    2. experience or witness an event or situation
    to see (someone) off means to go to the railway station, to the aerodrome, etc. with someone who is starting on a journey, e.g.
    I’m going to see my friend off. He is leaving for the Crimea.

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