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If English is your second language, chances are you've struggled with verb phrases and idioms involving "touch." On more than one occasion, I've had a student, colleague, or friend end a conversation with "I'll touch you," instead of "I'll be in touch."
So, what's the difference? Touching is the act of coming into physical contact with someone or something, whereas being in touch refers to verbal communication. "I'll touch you" is a notice of bodily contact (and, depending on the circumstances, probably a strange thing to say), but "I'll be in touch" is the promise of a phone call, text message, email, or the like. Click here to read more!
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