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    Default Look down

    You can check your answer here.

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    Default Re: Look down

    Is there any difference between: Look down on and look down upon?

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    Default Re: Look down

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's tear View Post
    Is there any difference between: Look down on and look down upon?
    I don't think so. In the given context, they are the same.

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    Default Re: Look down

    'Look down on' because of the superiority.

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    Default Re: Look down

    Look down on is definitely the right answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philadelphia View Post
    'Look down on' because of the superiority.
    Yes, we might look down on somebody because of our feelings of superiority.

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    Default Re: Look down

    We look down on them, but we talk down to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    We look down on them, but we talk down to them.
    Excellent!

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    Default Re: Look down

    I would choose look down 'on' or 'upon' rather than 'to'.

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    Default Re: Look down

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You can check your answer here.
    Look down on.
    Look down upon.
    Both sounds fine to me .

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