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    Default A confusing about how to use "look"

    I am confused about how to use "look". Please help me.

    From: It looks nice.

    Why "looks" (with "s" after the verb)

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    Default Re: A confusing about how to use "look"

    I look, you look, it looks
    I play, you play, it plays

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    Default Re: A confusing about how to use "look"

    Why not [asked before I saw #2] There's only one of them. If you put it the other way round, the verb would match the number of the person who's seeing it: 'I find[no s] it nice[-looking]'

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    Default Re: A confusing about how to use "look"

    Do you understand that "it" is "third person singular", like "he/she"? Have you learnt how to conjugate a regular verb in the present tense?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: A confusing about how to use "look"

    1. It looks nice. 1.1 It seems OK.

    2. It looks into the box.

    Does the verb "look" function the same in both sentences?

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    Default Re: A confusing about how to use "look"

    Quote Originally Posted by Suthipong View Post
    1. It looks nice. 1.1 It seems OK.

    2. It looks into the box.

    Does the verb "look" function the same in both sentences?
    Not at all. The 'look' in 1 is about the 'look' of a thing - how it appears. It's not doing anything (apart from being!)

    The subject of the 'look' in 2 is doing something - it's using its eyes to look.

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    Default Re: A confusing about how to use "look"

    Still confused: need more explaination, please.

    1. "It looks nice." If it is about the look of the thing (noun) and why put s as if it is a verb?

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    Default Re: A confusing about how to use "look"

    Quote Originally Posted by Suthipong View Post
    Still confused: need more explaination, please.

    1. "It looks nice." If it is about the look of the thing (noun) and why put s as if it is a verb?

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    I don't understand the confusion at all. How would you write it?

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    Default Re: A confusing about how to use "look"

    Quote Originally Posted by Suthipong View Post
    1. "It looks nice." If it is about the look of the thing (noun) and why put s as if it is a verb?
    It is the grammatical subject of the verb LOOK.

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    Default Re: A confusing about how to use "look"

    Quote Originally Posted by Suthipong View Post
    Still confused: need more explaination, please.

    1. "It looks nice." If it is about the look of the thing (noun) and why put s as if it is a verb?
    Look (#3). This is the one which seems to be giving you trouble. As you see, it means that something has a certain appearance/aspect. But it's still a verb. That's why it takes the 's' after 'it', just as it would take the 's' afte 'he' or 'she' (the third person singular pronouns).

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    PS: You will realize that "look" has more than just one or two meanings, so don't despair and take your time to go through them.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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