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VOCABULARY BOOST: SEE

The next word in our vocabulary boost series is SEE. SEE is a high frequency verb that can be used as a synonym of view, attend to, predict and monitor. There are numerous collocations and phrasal verbs that are formed using SEE.

VOCABULARY BOOST- SEE

As recommended in our START method (HERE), you should always learn vocabulary as a short phrase and relate new words to synonyms and use them. Click (HERE) and (HERE) for advice on how to learn more vocabulary and HERE for an example of a great strategy to learn new words.

 

Collocations:

To learn new collocations and word patterns you should create phrases using them and also do exercises (HERE)

Turn and see

See somebody home – accompany someone to their house

Long time no see

Let me see

Let´s see

Come and see

Wait and see

Go and see

See and be seen

See from a long distance

See for a long time

Go sightseeing

see the sights

See a film/show/performance/match

 

Phrasal verbs:

The learning of phrasal verbs is best done using this method (HERE)

See out – accompany to the door

As my boss was leaving the meeting, the secretary saw her out

See out – finish something

I hated my degree but for the sake of my future, I decided to see it out

See to – attend to

We are overwhelmed at work so we better set to work as soon as possible

See off – say goodbye to someone

My parents saw me off at the airport before my trip around Europe

See about – attend to/ deal with

It´s high time we saw about the troubles you are having at work

See through – not be taken in by

I could see through his lies from the very beginning

See over – monitor

My tutor insisted on seeing over my thesis

See into – predict

Some people claim to be able to see into the future

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To learn how to use SEE you need to practice and put these words and collocations into your own words to be able to remember them.

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