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    #1

    see/watch TV/a movie

    I think you say 'see a movie' but 'watch TV'.
    I wonder why?
    Which of the following are correct?
    1-1. I saw On the Beach at a movie theater.
    1-2. I watched On the Beach at a movie theater.
    2-1. I saw On the Beach on TV.
    2-2. I watched On the Beach on TV.
    Thank you.


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    #2

    Re: see/watch TV/a movie

    Quote Originally Posted by Itasan View Post
    I think you say 'see a movie' but 'watch TV'.
    I wonder why?
    Which of the following are correct?
    1-1. I saw On the Beach at a movie theater.
    1-2. I watched On the Beach at a movie theater.
    2-1. I saw On the Beach on TV.
    2-2. I watched On the Beach on TV.
    Thank you.
    All are fine.

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    #3

    Re: see/watch TV/a movie

    I was just watching a video of a teacher explaining the difference between see and look and watch and he said that when you say 'I saw a movie" people usually get the idea that you have seen it in the theater whereas when you say 'I watched the movie' they think that you have seen it at home.

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