I'll see what I can do

This page is about the conversational phrase I'll see what I can do


You can use this to tell someone you'll try to do what they've asked you to do.

For example

  • "Can you fix my computer?"
    "I'm not sure yet, but bring it over and I'll see what I can do."

  • "Do you think you can get Bill to donate some money?"
    "I'll see what I can do, but he's already helping lots of good causes."

Sometimes shortened to "I'll see" if the meaning is clear from the context

Quick Quiz

You can say "I'll see what I can do" to someone who has

a. offered to help you

b. asked for your help

c. seen you help them

Contributor: Matt Errey