<check to see if> your textbook has a glossary in the book

park sang joon

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Korean
If you feel unsure about key definitions of specialized vocabulary, check to see if your textbook has a glossary in the book.
[Source: Reading for Results Ninth Edition by Laraine Flemming]
I think here "see" means "find out."
If so, I'd like to know what role "check to" plays.
Thank you in advance for your help.
 
  • Chez

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    English English
    You're right, both terms are not strictly necessary:

    see if the textbook has a glossary in the back
    check if the textbook has a glossary in the back
    find out if the textbook has a glossary in the back

    all mean the same thing.

    However, we very often say 'check and see'; it strengthens the idea of deliberately going to check.
     
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