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Difference between – ‘Seek’, ‘Search’ and ‘Find’

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1. Yesterday while walking, I suddenly ___________ a new café.

 

 
 

2. We are going to _________ advice from our lawyer.

 

 
 

3. I am _____________________ for my keys.

 
 

4. I don’t want to ______________ anyone’s help.

 

 
 

5. Maria is ____________________ a new job.

 
 

6. John ___________ advice from his friends about buying a new car.

 

 
 

7. I ______________________ a lot for some good clothes at the mall last week.

 

 
 

8. She ___________ her books in the old drawer.

 

 
 

9. I _____________ Richard lost in his own thoughts these days.

 

 
 

10. What are you ________________ in your cupboard?

 

 
 

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In this English lesson, you will learn the difference between ‘seek’, ‘search’ and ‘find’. A lot of people get confused and used them interchangeably and incorrectly while speaking English. Each of them has a specific usage in the English language.

Seek

“Seek” means to look for something which is not a physical object. It is a verb, its present form is ‘seek’, its past and past participle forms is ‘sought’.

  • Are you actively seekingjobs?
  • I think it’s time we soughtlegal advice.
  • The company is seekingnew ways to improve service.

Search

“Search” means to look for something thoroughly in a place.  It is a verb, its present form is ‘search’, its past and past participle forms is ‘searched’.

  • Police searched forclues in the area.
  • He has been searchinghis key all day.
  • She searchedthe Web for information about the car.
  • He searchedher face, hoping to see some glimmer of emotion.

Find

“Find” means to discover, understand, feel or become aware of something. When used as a verb, its present form is ‘find’, its past and past participle forms is ‘found’.

  • have founda good restaurant near the office.
  • foundmy glasses under the table.
  • Hefound great comfort in his work.
  • I often findmyself thinking about her.

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