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    investigate?

    They investigated the saddle-bags and the results were cheering...

    Why can not use the "found" here?

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    Re: investigate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    They investigated the saddle-bags and the results were cheering...

    Why can we not use the word "found" here?

    Book:The horse and his boy
    Author: C.S LEWIS
    These (investigate & find) are two different verbs with different meanings!

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    Re: investigate?

    If they had "found" the saddlebags, it would mean that they discovered them, either accidentally or if they had been looking for them. If they "investigated" them, it means that they already had the saddlebags and then looked at them, looked through them and, probably, found out what was inside them.

    What definitions did you find for "investigate"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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