police search

Searching (for) something

Posted by on September 26th, 2017 | 0 comments | collocation, Indo English, memeriksa, menantau, mencari, menyelidiki, vocabulary

Now I am searching ways to make the Lombok community aware of mental health.

Ok so there’s a big difference between search and search for.
Take a look at the following photographs. In the first photo police are searching the city. They’re searching for a suspect (= they haven’t found him yet!). In the second photo they have found the suspect and a police officer is searching him. Possibly the police officer is searching the man for weapons or drugs.
police searching for subject

Police searching for suspect

Police searching suspect

If you’re searching someone, you’ve already found him and so you don’t need to search for him any more!
Look at these examples and notice the difference between search and search for.

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