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09 / 02 / 2009

LOOK EXPRESSIONS-1: meaning and examples

Good morning. I hope everyone had a nice weekend.

This week we are going to look at some common English expressions that use the verb look in them.

Today's first expression is: to look after yourself, somebody or something

Meaning: to be responsible for or to take care of somebody or something.

Example 1:
She needs someone to look after her dog while she is in England for a job interview. 

Example 2:
Don't worry about me... I can look after myself! 

Today's second expression is: to look ahead

Meaning: to think about what is going to happen in the future. To anticipate.

Example 3:
Most people are looking ahead to the end of the crisis.

Example 4:
They are looking ahead to a new era in US politics.

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