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Graciane
Search and research.

Is there any difference between them?

If the answer is positive, how would you define each other?

Apr 21, 2018 3:00 AM
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There is a definite difference.

To search the room = to look around inside the room for something.

To search for the room = to try to find the room.

To research the room = to read books or look on the internet to gather information about the room.


Hopefully those examples help!

April 21, 2018
Search is simply seeking or looking for something with no systemic approach. Research now is more than "search again" and it often indicates systemic search and study for certain goals. 
April 21, 2018

Yes, there is a difference between "search" and "research." It's kind of confusing, but I'll explain the best I can. Both basically mean "to look for," but they are used in different ways.

The word "research" is almost always used when talking about school subjects. For example, "I researched a lot about ______ for my assignment" - meaning I had to look for sources on that topic. Otherwise, "research" would be used when talking about other types of information, such as science and medicine.

The word "search" is used in almost every other instance. For example, "The police searched for the missing person," or "the children searched for the hidden treasure." "Search" is usually used when talking about an object, but can also be used as "to search for the meaning of life" or to "search on the internet."

Basically, just use "research" for academic topics and "search" for everything else and you should be fine.


I hope this was helpful to you. Good luck learning English!!! XD

April 21, 2018

Thank you all guys! 

All comments are amazing! 

April 23, 2018
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