find out learn discover
Please, which would you choose:
For anyone learning English its no doubt comforting to (find out learn discover) that native speakers make mistakes, too.
My choice is learn/discover.
My natural choice will be "learn" in this instance.
All of them are interchangeable to me.
You mean interchangeable here, Kef, don't you?
Actually it's from the BBC and they use "find out", which surprised me, because I've always thought "find out" implies some effort:
- Please find out when the train starts/ her address/ what's the fare to Louisville etc.
Right, the phrases aren't interchangeable in every context, but they are in this context. "Find out" sounds fine to me. It does often imply some effort, but it can also be used to mean to find by chance. Just as you can "find" a quarter lying on the road without deliberately searching for one, you can "find out" something you weren't necessarily looking for.