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Saturday, 18 May 2013

See Collocation

see verb
1 become aware of sth using your eyes
adverb
clearly , easily , plainly
dimly , faintly
barely , hardly
I could hardly ~ because of the smoke.
just
We could just ~ the hotel in the distance.
suddenly
first-hand , personally
He saw first-hand the impact of colonialism.
commonly
This problem is commonly seen in young adults.
verb + see
be able to , can
I could ~ the boat clearly now.
go to
I went to ~ a movie.
get to
I finally got to ~ them in concert.
turn around to , turn to
She turned to ~ who it was.
be amazed to , be shocked to , be surprised to
He was surprised to ~ Martha standing there.
be relieved to
be keen to ( esp. BrE )
be delighted , be glad to , be happy to , be overjoyed to , be pleased to
I'm glad to ~ that you're keeping well.
be sad to
would love to
I'd love to ~ her win the gold medal.
wait to
I can't wait to ~ his face!
We'll have to wait to ~ if sales hold up.
expect to
We expect to ~ an increase of 50–60%.
be likely to
be great to , be nice to
It's nice to ~ the children playing together.
be interesting to
let sb
A dolphin? Oh, let me ~!
Let me ~ the evidence!
preposition
into
She claims that she can ~ into the future.
phrases
get a / the chance to ~ , get an / the opportunity to ~
I also got a chance to ~ what she looked like.
have a / the chance to ~ , have an / the opportunity to ~
only to ~
I looked up, only to ~ Tommy chatting to someone.
~ at a glance
You can ~ at a glance if all is well.
~ with the naked eye
The star is bright enough to ~ with the naked eye.
~ (sth) with your own eyes
I know it's hard to believe but I saw it with my own eyes.
2 visit sb
verb + see
come to
Veronica came to ~ him in prison.
come around to , come over to
Logan came around to ~ me about a job.
He came over to ~ me after my surgery.
go to
She went to ~ the doctor about it.
want to , wish to
What is it you want to ~ me about?
be here to
I'm here to ~ Lisa Daniels.
preposition
about
She's gone to ~ the mechanic about getting her car repaired.
3 understand/realize sth
verb + see
can
I can ~ why you were so angry about it.
cannot , do not
I don't ~ why she should get more money than the others.
be easy to
be difficult to , be hard to
It is difficult to ~ how to get around this problem.
fail to
I fail to ~ how this idea will help anyone.
4 find out
verb + see
want to
I want to ~ how they'll react.
come over , go over , look over
He came over to ~ what was going on.
let sb
Let's ~ what happens.
phrases
go and ~
‘Is the taxi here?’ ‘I'll just go and ~.’
wait and ~
‘Is he going to get better?’ ‘I don't know, we'll just have to wait and ~.’
 
See is used with these nouns as the subject: century , decade , observer , viewer , year
 
See is used with these nouns as the object: action , advert , advertisement , adviser , article , attraction , beginning , benefit , blossom , broadcast , cathedral , chance , change , clip , collection , combat , commercial , commotion , connection , conspiracy , continuation , correlation , counsellor , cruelty , culmination , danger , dawn , day , decline , demise , demonstration , destruction , deterioration , diagram , difference , dip , disappointment , disbelief , display , distinction , distress , documentary , downturn , duty , DVD , emergence , end , episode , erosion , escalation , establishment , evidence , example , exhibit , exhibition , explosion , expression , extent , face , fall , fault , fight , figure , film , flare , flash , flaw , flicker , folly , footprint , futility , game , gap , ghost , glint , headlights , headline , hesitation , hope , horror , humour , hurt , importance , improvement , incident , inconsistency , increase , indication , influx , injustice , issue , justification , likeness , logic , match , memo , menu , merit , miracle , mirage , motive , movie , necessity , need , news , niche , notice , opportunity , outline , parallel , patient , performance , play , plight , point , poll , possibility , post , posting , potential , preview , problem , programme , progress , proof , reason , recovery , reduction , reflection , relationship , relevance , replay , report , resemblance , review , revival , revolution , sadness , scenery , sense , service , shape , shift , show , showing , side , sight , sign , silhouette , similarity , snippet , specialist , spectre , suffering , surgeon , table , talent , tape , thing , tragedy , trail , trailer , trend , twinkle , upturn , variation , vet , video , website , wince , work , world

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