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  1. nininaz's Avatar
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    #1

    went looking for ?

    Hello Dear Teachers,
    I want to know why do we use 'went' in the following example?

    "When Roy abandoned his family, the police went looking for him".

    Is it correct to use only 'looking for' ?
    Thanks.

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    Re: went looking for ?

    No that would not be correct.

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    Re: went looking for ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    No that would not be correct.
    Thanks.
    So 'go looking for' is phrasal verb?

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    Re: went looking for ?

    It could be called that.

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