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    "I'm finding my spectacles."?

    Do native speakers say, "I'm finding my spectacles."?

    Is the question mark correct with the full stop after spectacles?

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    Re: "I'm finding my spectacles."?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Do native speakers say, "I'm finding my spectacles"?

    Is the question mark correct with the full stop after spectacles? I deleted the full stop as it's incorrect. The question mark is fine.
    Perhaps you mean 'I'm looking for my glasses' or 'I've found my glasses' (in BE).

    'Spectacles' is not normally used in colloquial speech. I believe AE speakers call them 'eyeglasses'.

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    #3

    Re: "I'm finding my spectacles."?

    Just "glasses" in normal everyday use.

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    Re: "I'm finding my spectacles."?

    I'm looking for my spectacles. I'm searching for my spectacles. These are not questions. They are statements and do not need a question mark at the end.

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    Re: "I'm finding my spectacles."?

    I think 'trying to find' makes sense, but I don't know whether native speakers say it.

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    Re: "I'm finding my spectacles."?

    We do.

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    Re: "I'm finding my spectacles."?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon Mulfod View Post
    I'm looking for my spectacles. I'm searching for my spectacles. These are not questions. They are statements and do not need a question mark at the end.
    As a stand-alone statement, that's true. However, the original poster included that statement in an overall question on usage.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: "I'm finding my spectacles."?

    "Look" and "find" are the same word in Chinese, so it is common for Chinese speakers to confuse the two words in English.

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    Re: "I'm finding my spectacles."?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    "Look" and "find" are the same word in Chinese
    They are definitely not the same in Chinese.

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    Re: "I'm finding my spectacles."?

    tedmc, I agree Matthew


    They are different meaning in Chinese.
    I think you should consult the Chinese Dictionaries.

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