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Common Errors: "Know" vs. "Meet," "See," and "Visit"

Good evening, everyone! Welcome back to Mistake Monday. This week’s Common Error is actually really common, but it’s also very easy to fix. The four words we’ll talk about —know, meet, see, and visit– are used in similar ways, but they’re not 100% interchangeable. Let’s look:

Common Error: “Know” vs. “Meet,” “See,” and “Visit
DON’T say this: I want to travel to France to know the Eiffel Tower.
I have never known New York, but I’ve heard it’s an amazing city.
The Spring Social Meeting is a great way to know new people.
WHY? If you know someone or something, it means that you have knowledge or information about them.

If you meet a person, you see him or her for the first time. This situation can be called an introduction, since you introduce one person to another person.

If you visit a place or person, you interact with them in some way.

If you see a person or place, it’s similar to visit; normally you interact with them, but you may just observe them.

INSTEAD, SAY THIS: -“I want to travel to France to see/visit the Eiffel Tower.” 
-“I have never visited/been to/gone to New York, but I’ve heard it’s an amazing city.”
-“The Spring Social Meeting is a great way to meet new people.”
-“Do you know Paul? He’s a really nice guy.” OR “Have you met Paul?”
-“I don’t know French, but I do know German.”

So, hopefully you’ll know what to say now if you meet someone new or visit a new place. If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to leave a comment or contact us. Thanks for reading, and have a great day!
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