Find vs Find Out
One day, I was in the park, and I found something under a tree. It was a little metal figure. It looked like Han Solo from Star Wars. Of course, it was one of my son’s toys. Later, I found out he forgot it in the park weeks before. He’s lucky I found it, and not another kid.
What is the difference between “find” and “find out”?
find = to discover something, often by chance
Ex: I found a wallet on the street a couple days ago.
Ex: I hope Stephanie finds her lost ring.
find out = to discover information
Ex: I found out my neighbor’s Wi-Fi password last week.
Ex: Let’s find out when the bus comes.
Note the spelling change:
find / found / have found
Other Uses / Expressions
find yourself = understand your personality
Ex: Young people need time to find themselves.
find yourself in = in a surprising situation
Ex: I found myself surrounded by dancers!
find = to think or believe something is true, often from experience
Ex: I find drinking tea helps me relax.
There are many more great ways to use find. Don’t forget to check your dictionary or do a search for real examples!
Now it’s your turn!
1. I can’t _____ my keys anywhere.
2. I _____ Martin and Susan at the station.
3. That’s how I _____ they were dating!
4. You’ll _____ a lot of minerals and vitamins in healthy food.
5. My little brother was so sad when he _____ that Santa isn’t real.
6. Our offices can be _____ at 221B Baker Street.
7. Who stole the diamond? _____ in the next exciting episode.
8. Good luck _____ a new job!
1. find 2. found 3. found out 4. find 5. found out 6. found 7. find out 8. finding
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