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    English expression

    Dear teacher
    Could you please explain the difference between these two expressions?
      1. To look for somebody or something.
      2. To look out for somebody or something.
    Thank you so much

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    Re: English expression

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilles L View Post
    Dear teacher
    Could you please explain the difference between these two expressions?

      1. To look for somebody or something.
      2. To look out for somebody or something.


    Thank you so much
    "To look for" means to search for.
    "To look out for" means to take care of them.

    I went to the park to look for my friend when I discovered that she wasn't at home.

    My brother is younger than me so I always look out for him.

    However (!) - you can also say that you are "looking out for" someone, if you are watching to see if you can see them.

    I sat in a café and looked out for my friend because I'd heard she was in the area.

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