See, Look or Watch?


See

Seeing is passive. We see something without trying. As soon as we open our eyes, we see things.

So, we can say,

I smiled when I saw him.
Have you seen my phone?
She’s getting old. She can’t see very well.

Look

Looking is active. It’s intentional. We can see something even if we don’t want to, but we can only look at something deliberately.

So, we can say,

She looked at me in a strange way.
I’m looking but I can’t see anything.
He never looks at me when he talks to me.

Remember! We need to use at after look if there is an object.

look + at + object
Look at me!
Look me!
Look at that dog! It’s so cute!

Watch

Watch is also intentional, but we use it when we keep our eyes on something for a long time. We don’t use look when we talk about moving objects, we use watch instead.

For example,

We never watch TV.
I love watching the sunset.
What do you like watching on YouTube?
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