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Can You "Look After" My Kid for a Few Hours?

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Thu, Jun 20, 2013 @ 05:12 PM

to look afterWhat does it mean when we ask someone to "look after" a child? It means that we want the person to take care of the child and make sure that they don't get into any trouble.

Here is a sample sentence:

The babysitter is looking after the little boy.




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Look After

  • look after kidsMeaning: To "look after" someone means to take care of them. This is usually used when you talk about taking care of people and sometimes animals.

  • Grammar: This is an inseparable verb. You must say "look after" someone or something. You cannot put the object between "look" and "after."

  • Examples: "Will you look after my kids this weekend?" "Who is going to look after your dog while you go on vacation?"





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