🏁 Use seen after to have, and seeing after to be. A scene is part of a film, play or novel:
She thought she was just seeing things, but she found out others had seen them too.
We can also use ‘seeing to‘ to mean taking care of, so it doesn’t mean the same as looking:
We were seeing to the animals on the farm, when the storm, which we had seen coming in from the coast, brought heavy rain.
📲 💻You can use this link to a Google Form to check you can use these words in the right way.
🚦Like been and being, both seen and seeing are only used after different verbs, so you just need to learn which pairs go together and you’ll always get them right. For seen, this is really easy, because you only ever use it after the verb ‘to have’ (had or have) to talk about something in the past. Seeing will always follow am/is/are or was/were.
There is also the phrase ‘seeing as..’ which again is slightly different:
Seeing as you had seen it first, you claimed it as yours.
Scene is easier to learn because you just have to spell it right and use it when you’re talking about part of a film, play or novel:
I haven’t seen that scene yet.
Seeing as that scene is really scary, I’m going to skip it!