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Hi,
what's the difference between "come see" and "come look"? I tried using my friend Google, and it seems most people like "come see".

Jack! Come see!
Jack! Come see what I found!
Jack! Come look!
Jack! Come look what I found!
Jack! Come look at this picture!
Jack! Come see this picture!
Jack! Come see my new pictures!


My gosh, what a mess. Could somebody give me some advice? I think "look" is more like "noticing something, taking a quick look", while "see" is more like "watching, learning about something". But I still have trouble choosing.

Thanks in advance. Emotion: smile
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Hi Kooyeen,
I think you are right about the difference between see and look.
Maybe this statement that I found online might help make some sense: "a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it."
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Hi,
yeah, that's why I suspect both "look" and "see" might work, depending on the exact context. For example, it should usually be "come see what I found", since it's basically equivalent to "come check it out", but on the other hand I think "look" might be better in something like "Hey Tom! There's something weird! Come look!".
I've just checked what the black boys say to their uncle in Die Hard, when they see McClain with the sign insulting black people.... "Uncle, you better come look at this..."
But there are still a lot of cases I have no idea what's likely to be used...

I just finished my new invention. Jack! Come see/look!
Oh my God, it crashed! Come see/look!
And so on...
To me, the difference is such:

1) What? You don't beleive me? Come see!

2) Wow! What a strange/interesting/weird thing I have made! Come look!

Come see! — implies that the speaker wants to make somebody belive in something
Come look! — is used if one's objective is to attract a person't opinion to something that's really worth it.
The words are both so important to everyday experiences that they have multiple uses and cross uses.

"Do you see what I see?", can be a question about simple perception, in the physical sense; or it can be asking if both find the same significance.

"Look over there! What do you see?" Same thing.

"Come look," and "come see" are used in many ways, and often interchangeably, as Kooyeen's original suggests, but I think most people agree that "see" has more meanings related to the cognitive than does "look."
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In any case, both are reductions from Come and see and Come and look.
You also hear Come n see, Come n look.
I find them practically interchangeable.
Same for Go n see, Go n look.
Let's go see!
CJ