Common Mistakes : Find

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Common Mistakes

Common Mistakes : Find

verb

.BAD: I’d like to find why nobody likes me
.GOOD: I’d like to find out why nobody likes me

.BAD: The doctors are trying to find what is wrong with him
.GOOD: The doctors are trying to find out what is wrong with him

: find = discover something by chance or by looking for it
?Did you ever find the sunglasses you lost
?I can’t find my comb. Have you seen it anywhere

: find out = get information about something that you want to know
.He’s gone to find out which gate the plane leaves from
.I think we should find out exactly what’s missing before we start accusing people

.BAD: Nurses find very difficult to start a family while they are working
.GOOD: Nurses find it very difficult to start a family while they are working

: find + it + easy/difficult/impossible to do sth
.I find it hard to concentrate when I’m hungry
.You might find it interesting to spend a few hours at the museum

 

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