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    Watch out, be careful

    1. Watch out, the car is coming.

    2. Be careful, the car is coming.

    Are the above writing correct? If both are correct, then what are the differences between them?


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    Re: Watch out, be careful

    They're OK, but a car makes more sense to me unless you really know which car it is. Watch out has a greater sense of urgency IMO.

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    Re: Watch out, be careful

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Watch out has a greater sense of urgency IMO.
    I agree, and as a shouted warning it should be followed by an exclamation mark.

    'Watch out! A car's coming.'

    Students please note the correct use of the exclamation mark. A single one suffices. Too many of you use three or four of them after Thanks in this forum - totally unnecessary.

    Are the above writing correct?
    Are these sentences correct?
    Rover

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