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    what's the difference between "look to something as ' and "look upon something as"

    In a piece of news, it is said that: The new study may encourage people to look to viruses as a factor contributing to obesity.
    I was told that look to can not be replaced by look upon, which I assume means "regard something as something". I don't know the difference between these two expressions. Could you explain it to me? Thanks.

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    Re: what's the difference between "look to something as ' and "look upon something as

    Quote Originally Posted by chance22 View Post
    In a piece of news, it is said that: The new study may encourage people to look to viruses as a factor contributing to obesity.
    I was told that look to can not be replaced by look upon, which I assume means "regard something as something". I don't know the difference between these two expressions. Could you explain it to me? Thanks.
    I wouldn't consider use of "look upon" as necessarily wrong, but for me and in you example, it is a less emphatic term than "look to".


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    Re: what's the difference between "look to something as ' and "look upon something as

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    I wouldn't consider use of "look upon" as necessarily wrong, but for me and in you example, it is a less emphatic term than "look to".

    Then are they of the same meaning, that is, look to here also means consider, but with emphasis? I found in the dictionary look to also means hope.

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