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leila
HI.what,s different between up and out?

for example:

check up and check out

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Aug 17, 2016 9:34 AM
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Hi,thanks foe explanation.

can we say is  check out  like looking something?

August 17, 2016

Hi, Leila!


"Check up" generally means you're making sure something is okay. If I have a friend who's sick, I might call them to check up on them. You should go to the doctor every six months for a check up, etc.

"Check out" usually means to look at or investigate. I might ask my friend to come and check out a new restaurant with me, or if we see a cool car, I might say "Hey, check it out! What a nice car!"


Here are some example sentences for both cases.

John: Hey, Paul, I was just calling to check up on you. I heard you were ill"

Paul: Yeah, I've got the flu. Thanks for calling.


Joan: I had better call the babysitter and check up on the kids. I want to make sure she put them to bed on time.

Peter: Good idea.



Andrew: "Hey, man, want to see pictures from when I was hiking in Argentina?"

Martin: "Whoa, check out that view! It's beautiful!"


Jonas: "Do you want to come check out this new restaurant with me? It's Thai and it's supposed to be really good."

Mary: Sure, let's go on Saturday.


Hope this was helpful :)

August 17, 2016

You're welcome!

Basically, yes. If I see something cool, I would point and say "check it out! Isn't that amazing?"


August 17, 2016
leila
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English, Persian (Farsi)
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