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    see or watch

    Can you please explain what the difference is between "see" and "watch"

    example which is correct?

    "Do you want to see a movie?" or "Do you want to watch a movie?"


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    Re: see or watch

    see = perceive with the eyes, but with an additional meaning of "to watch something"

    I can see the cinema over there.
    I want to see the film it is showing.


    watch = look at something for a period of time.

    I watched the programme on TV last night.
    Did you watch the film yesterday?


    In your two examples, "Do you want to see a movie" implies going to the cinema, whereas "Do you want to watch a movie" implies you will watch it on TV.

    In general use, to ask about going to a cinema, you would use "see".

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