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    watch or see a tennis match at Wimbledon

    Hi, I'd like to know if I can use both watch and see in the following sentence. Is the sentence ok?

    I'd like to watch/see a tennis match at Wimbledon
    I hope that someday my parents will decide to take me to Wimbledon as a present.

    Thanks. Rip

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    Re: watch or see a tennis match at Wimbledon

    Both are okay, watch means actively observe, while "see" is a metaphor for simply being present live.

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    Re: watch or see a tennis match at Wimbledon

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Hi, I'd like to know if I can use both watch and see in the following sentence. Is the sentence ok?

    I'd like to watch/see a tennis match at Wimbledon
    I hope that someday my parents will decide to take me to Wimbledon as a present.

    Thanks. Rip

    Watch/see are fine.
    The second sentence should be "I hope that someday my parents will decide to give me the gift of a trip to Wimbledon with them.

    The way it was written it could be interpreted that you are the present to Wimbledon.

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