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    Smile What's the difference between Looking at/into his eyes?

    Hello everyone,

    I would like to know what's the difference between into/at in these sentences?


    I was looking into/at his eyes.
    I was looking at/into him.
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    Re: What's the difference between Looking at/into his eyes?

    Can't you make a reasonable attempt for yourself first?

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    Re: What's the difference between Looking at/into his eyes?

    I asked if there's any difference because I feel there's a subtle difference between them.
    Last edited by saloom2; 12-May-2013 at 15:49.
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    Re: What's the difference between Looking at/into his eyes?

    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post
    In my opinion, there's no difference. I asked if there's any difference because I feel there's a subtle difference between them.
    Your two statements are contradictory. In your first, you say that your opinion is "there's no difference". In the second, you said you feel "there's a subtle difference". Which one is your actual opinion?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: What's the difference between Looking at/into his eyes?

    Second one. Sorry I've forgotten to remove the first one.
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    Re: What's the difference between Looking at/into his eyes?

    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post
    Hello everyone,

    I would like to know what's the difference between into/at in these sentences?


    I was looking into/at his eyes.
    I was looking at/into him.
    I was looking at his eyes = I might be looking at a photograph of his eyes, or he may have two glass eyes and has put them on the table and I am staring at them.
    I was looking into his eyes = We were looking at each other, both staring into the other person's eyes.

    I was looking at him = My vision/sight was directed at him. It is not clear where he was looking.
    I was looking into him = I was investigating him (perhaps a criminal matter).
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: What's the difference between Looking at/into his eyes?

    I was looking at him = I'm a dermatologist.
    I was looking into him = I'm a colonoscopist.

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