CONTROL vs. CHECK
CONTROL vs. CHECK: meaning and examples
Which of the following sentences do you think is correct?
A) Democrats are hoping to gain control of the Whitehouse at the next election.
B) There are now more routine passenger controls on airplanes to avoid terrorist attacks.
(A) is correct and (B) is incorrect. (C) is the correct version of (B):
(C) There are now more routine passenger checks on airplanes to avoid terrorist attacks.
Control means: to have the power to decide or to make something do what you want.
Check means: to examine something or somebody; to look.
English students very often use the word control when they really mean to say check. They are very different and control is a false friend.
I lost control of my car and crashed into a tree.
Before going to lunch, I checked on the workers to see if they needed anything.
Have a good day and be sure it includes a little English. ;-)