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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    I see you V.S I look at you

    Dear all,

    Why "I see you" don't need prepositions but "I look at you" need "at" ?

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    Re: I see you V.S I look at you

    Quote Originally Posted by snob2 View Post
    Dear all,

    Why doesn't "I see you" need a preposition, but "I look at you" needs an "at" ?

    Thanks
    Hello,
    Note the edits to your question. The verb comes first when asking a question.

    Because some verbs, like "see" and "hear," take a direct object and others don't. I hear the music. I listen to the music.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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