to seek x to look for

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sbuchalla

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Hi everyone !

This is my first time here. I am an intermediate level (I suppose...).

Please, I would like to know if there is any difference between "to seek" and "to look for" uses. It depends on the context or not ?

thanks in advance.
 
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sbuchalla said:
Hi everyone !

This is my first time here. I am an intermediate level (I suppose...).

Please, I would like to know if there is any difference between "to seek" and "to look for" uses. It depends on the context or not ?

thanks in advance.
I think you are looking for something, when you know it does exist and you are seeking for something, when you're not sure :) I think :)
 

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sbuchalla said:
Hi everyone !

This is my first time here. I am an intermediate level (I suppose...).

Please, I would like to know if there is any difference between "to seek" and "to look for" uses. It depends on the context or not ?

thanks in advance.
I think you are looking for something, when you know it does exist and you are seeking for something, when you're not sure :) I think :)

It's an interesting distinction that you make between the two, but I am not sure I agree. :)

It is mostly about usage. The two terms are not used the same way. It does seem that when seek is used it is more likely to be about intangible things. Example: "John Kerry is seeking the Presidency."

(Note: You do not need (and shouldn't have) the for in seeking for something.

A Google search for the two terms should turn up plenty examples of each.

:)
 
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