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    Post Watch and see films

    I've often wondered when and why I have to use "watch" or "see" in connections with films/DVDs etc.
    I know that you say: I'm watching a film..."
    But which one is correct:
    Last week I saw a film. or
    Last week I watched a film.
    Or can I use both versions?


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    Re: Watch and see films

    Hi, LB,
    I've also thought of it. I think we use watch when we mean the process.
    Nick likes to chew something while watching a film.
    What film are you watching?
    I'd like to see that film/ play.
    I saw a nice film last night.


    I hope we'll get more posts and better explanations.

    Regards

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    Re: Watch and see films

    Quote Originally Posted by LaBoheme View Post
    I've often wondered when and why I have to use "watch" or "see" in connections with films/DVDs etc.
    I know that you say: I'm watching a film..."
    But which one is correct:
    Last week I saw a film. or
    Last week I watched a film.
    Or can I use both versions?
    You can use both there.

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    Thumbs up Re: Watch and see films

    Use both, because 'to see' in this context means a chance to see smth. or ability to catch something with an eye, looking at it for a long time, while 'to watch' means being somewhere, to watch, to outlook or eye smth. to be acquainted with it. I have just looked it in my dictionary. Best. Olga

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