right verbs for internet searches

gianni   Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:45 pm GMT
What are common verbs to use for internet searches? For example:
'Why don't you look it up on google / internet?'
'Why don't you do a search ......?'
'Why don't you run a search .....?'
'Why don't you search for it .....?'

If you have any other ideas, thanks.
Guest   Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:56 pm GMT
I do not search on internet, I FIND on internet!
gianni   Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:16 pm GMT
OK but if you DON'T find it?
Call me CX   Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:32 pm GMT
Search =/= Find. You may search for something, but never find it. On the other hand, you may find something without searching for it.

Regarding the original post, try using other exponents and functions. You're using a single function, which is suggesting an action, and using a single exponent, that exponent being "why don't you...".

There's a wealth of possibilities, and memorising them is not the best way to learn them. Experimenting and combining different things is the best approach to expanding your options.
Guest   Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:05 pm GMT
Oh, but I do FIND it.
Gianni   Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:43 pm GMT
Enough philosophy and pedantry - anyone got any useful, practical suggestions?
furrykef   Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:43 pm GMT
All the examples in the original post are fine. In addition, you can say "Why don't you look for it on google?" or just "Why don't you look on google?"
Johnny   Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:21 pm GMT
But remember to say "on THE internet".
Guest   Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:33 am GMT
"Why don't you google it" is also possible.
Tom Jim Jack   Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:53 am GMT
To Gianni :

Why use the fucking internet at all. Whatever you search, you find only rubbish like above.