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Feb 16

Learn British English Verbs Free (video): “look for” and “search (for)”

This is a Learn British English Free lesson in which Chris explains the difference between “look for” and “search (for)”.

Look for – more natural, common and informal (always with “for”)

“I can’t find my car keys.” “Let’s look for them then”.

“What are you looking for?”

Search (for) – more formal (e.g. police)

“The police are urgently searching for the suspect.”

“The police were searching the area last night.” (verb without “for”)

“The police conducted a thorough search of the property.” (noun)

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