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    I went to meet

    I went to meet him

    I went to see him.

    Can we use "meet" and "see" interchangeably?

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    #2

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    No. Look up the words in a good dictionary to see the differences.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

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    Do you know the person?

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    #4

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    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    Yes.
    Even a one-word sentence needs a closing punctuation mark. Have you looked the two words up in a good dictionary yet?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Click here to find good dictionaries, and bookmark the site for future reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    Yes
    In that case, I'd use see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Even a one-word sentence needs a closing punctuation mark. Have you looked the two words up in a good dictionary yet?
    Yes I googled and learnt that we use "meet" for pre fix appointment or when we are meeting someone for first time. For any other purpose we use "see".

    This is based on my understanding. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    Yes, I Googled them and learnt that we use "meet" for pre-fixed appointments or when we are meeting someone for the first time. For any other purpose, we use "see".

    This is based on my understanding. Thanks.
    Googling words isn't the same as looking them up in a good dictionary, or at the site Rover linked to earlier.

    Your understanding doesn't sound right to me. Please explain how you came to that conclusion.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I went to meet

    Yes
    , I Googled them and learnt that we use "meet" for pre-fixed appointments or when we are meeting someone for the first time. For any other purpose, we use "see".


    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Googling words isn't the same as looking them up in a good dictionary, or at the site Rover linked to earlier.

    Your understanding doesn't sound right to me. Please explain how you came to that conclusion.

    I understand that we use "the" before the names of famous buildings, oceans, river, seas, heavenly bodies and other things that are one of their kind. And we also use when we talk about a particular person, place, animal or thing.

    I could not understand why we use "the" before "first time" as per above explanations. Is "first time" cover under "thing"? Please help me to understand this. Thanks
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 11-Dec-2020 at 16:01.

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