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    Usage of 'check out'

    I went to the showroom to check out if there are any new cars in the market.

    Can someone please tell me if the above sentence is correct?

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    Re: Usage of 'check out'

    Hi daemon99
    • I went to the showroom to check out the new cars.

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    Thanks a lot, Soup!

    Usage of check out with if structure is not correct at all, in any situations?

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    Re: Usage of 'check out'

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    Thanks a lot, Soup!

    Usage of check out with if structure is not correct at all, in any situations?
    Naw, it works, but to see if is more common.

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    Re: Usage of 'check out'

    Thanks a lot, Soup!

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    Re: Usage of 'check out'

    Quote Originally Posted by daemon99 View Post
    Thanks a lot, Soup!
    You're welcome. By the way, note the grammar here,

    • I went to the showroom to see if there were any new cars.
    • I am going to the showroom to see if there are any new cars.



    • I'm going to the showroom to check out the new cars.
    • I went to the showroom to check out the new cars.

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    Re: Usage of 'check out'

    My comment is about "in the market". It should be "on the market".

    "In the market" normally means that there is a building or area which has many different items for sale. A flower market, a meat market, or a market from a particular ethnic group.
    "The food in Kensington market in Toronto is amazing, there are a lot of Carribbean vendors."

    Also, "in the market" means that you are looking to purchase a new car. "I am in the market to get a new car." But, "I have put my old car on the market because I am in the market for a new one."

    Confused yet?

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