She looked into/in the mirror.
Which word should I use?
But do the sentences using 'in' and 'into' have the same meaning?
For me, "into" has more of an in-depth sense of looking. I could "peer" (stare hard) into the mirror, but not in it.
If I just want to see see if I have spinach in my teeth, I'd take a quick glance in the mirror. If I wanted to see if the stress I've been under is showing in my eyes, I'd peer into the mirror.
You are speaking off-subject... If you want to discuss about ''feeling when something's wrong'', please start a new thread!
All the best!
And, btw., I agree with Barb_D.
Fluency isn't the point of what i've meant Harry.
I just wanted to say that if you are trying to teach english to students you (or anyone) can't tell him/her : "well, just write what you feel it's correct" because they don't have that "feeling" yet.
From my point of view, we should provide an explanation, as barb_D tried to.
Jason: I think it would be awkward to open a new topic because of this.