What part of speech is “see”

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'See' can be a noun, meaning the area within the jurisdiction of a bishop. In this usage, it refers to a geographic region where the bishop's influence is extended. It is often used in legal context when referring to jurisdiction or the power of a court.

1. The neighboring town was under a different bishop's see.

2. Theenfringment case would normally be decided in this court's see.

3. The issue of land ownership was heard by the bishop's see.

The noun 'see' is always used with an article, such as 'the' or 'a'. Additionally, when referring to geography, it is seldom used in the singular but instead refers to a larger region. For example, 'The Episcopal See of Canterbury' rather than 'The Episcopal See of a Town'.


'See' is an irregular verb meaning to experience with the senses, to perceive, to understand or to discover. This verb is transitive (it takes an object) and intransitive (it does not take an object). As a transitive verb it is used when referring to the action of looking at or visualizing something. For example, one might 'see a movie'. As an intransitive verb it is used when referring to perceiving knowledge, such as 'seeing the light' or 'seeing the truth'.

1. I saw the sunrise this morning.

2. She saw an opportunity and seized it.

3. I need to see a doctor about this rash.

When changing the form of the verb for tense, use 'saw' or 'seen' rather than 'sees'. It is also important to note that the phrase 'to see to' does not utilize the verb to see in its traditional sense but instead means 'to take care of'. For example, 'I saw to the chores.'

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