Please note I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker
The main difference is the duration.
stare in English - Google Dictionary
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can anybody help me to find a good explanation of problematic words connected with “looking at things“- such as stare, glance, peek, gaze..
I am aware of some differences, but there are still doubts...
I am not asking you to write long texts about it, since some of you have probably done it hundred times...I would just appreciate a link...a hint where to find it...
Thank you for your help. KP
But what I was looking for was a more detailed overview of such words..
I believe that duration is the main difference but there is more- there is positive or negative connotation of these words...which I can“t feel..
I am not a native speaker nor a teacher.
To best use of the word "stare", in my opinion, is when you don't want to be polite and want to act "tough & rough" :).
So, the phrase: "Stop starring at me!" is more rude than "Please, stop looking at me!"
stare = the longest period of time
glance = the shortest period of time (something like "mrknout, hodit letmż pohled" in Czech)
Last edited by thx0110; 19-Feb-2010 at 14:26.