Alison   Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:56 pm GMT

Do you 'see' or 'watch' a movie?

JakubikF   Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:35 pm GMT
I'd rather watch movie.
Ben   Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:32 pm GMT
Both can be used.

"Do you want to go and see a movie on Friday night?" is fine. Interestingly, when talking about the television, you watch rather than see.

You wouldn't say, "I'm seeing the TV" but you would say, "I'm watching the TV".

Jim   Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:12 am GMT
Either but you wouldn't "look at" one.
abc   Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:34 am GMT
Yeah Jim, you can look at a movie when you're in the store trying to pick a good movie to watch
Guy   Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:15 am GMT
I'd say "I'm watching TV" without "the". Where are you from?

I use "to see a movie" when I see it in the theater and "to watch a movie" when I watch it at home.
Guy   Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:04 pm GMT
Yeh, I too would say, "I'm watching TV". That would be used more, but I was just showing which of the two was correct in the vaguest sense. Maybe I should have been clearer. I'm from London, UK.

Ben   Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:18 pm GMT
Oops, That was me above.

Alison   Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:22 pm GMT
Would you say "keep it in the frige" or "keep it in frige"? I'm constantly indecisive when it comes to the use of 'the'.
Uriel   Thu Mar 09, 2006 4:14 pm GMT
You "keep it in the fridge".
Jim   Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:46 pm GMT
abc, you're right but it means a different thing as you point out.