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    Cool smile up into

    Given the sentence:

    She smiled up into his face

    Is there any nuance to the action, or is it saying "She smiled at him"?

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    Re: smile up into

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Given the sentence:

    She smiled up into his face

    Is there any nuance to the action, or is it saying "She smiled at him"?

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    She was either shorter that him or she was sitting or lying down, so "she smiled up into his face".

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    Cool Re: smile up into

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    She was either shorter that him or she was sitting or lying down, so "she smiled up into his face".
    Yes but this "into" is a little odd for me. Why "into", then?

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    Re: smile up into

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    Yes but this "into" is a little odd for me. Why "into", then?
    What would you suggest in place of "into"?

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    Cool Re: smile up into

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    What would you suggest in place of "into"?
    Wouldn't it be better "at"?

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    Re: smile up into

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    Wouldn't it be better "at"?
    No, "at" would imply that she was amused by his face. I think you'll find that "into" is the only possible choice.

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    Cool Re: smile up into

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, "at" would imply that she was amused by his face. I think you'll find that "into" is the only possible choice.
    Certainly, but it seems it is correct to say She smiled at him, meaning she addressed a smile at him, isn't it?

    So, is there a particular case for the word "face" requiring "into" instead of "at" meaning this "addressing a smile?

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