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    She is beautiful to look at vs it is beautiful to look at her

    Hello everybody!

    I think that "She is beautiful to look at" mean exactly the same as "It is beautiful to look at her".

    I think there is something fishy about the structure "It is beautiful to look at her".

    What is your opinion on that?

    Thank you.

    Both the sentences were created by me.

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    Re: She is beautiful to look at vs it is beautiful to look at her

    It's not a matter of something being fishy about it. It actually conveys a different meaning. Can you figure it out?

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    Re: She is beautiful to look at vs it is beautiful to look at her

    I am not sure that I got it right but "She is beautiful to look at" expresses something active, the fact that she attracts attention and is in the middle of attention whereas "It is beautiful to look at her" means that the very thought of looking at her arouses feelings of beauty.
    I may be wrong.

    Could someone confirm or denny? PLEASE.
    Last edited by JACEK1; 17-Jul-2016 at 05:28.

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    Re: She is beautiful to look at vs it is beautiful to look at her

    I think she is not necessarily beautiful in 'It is beautiful to look at her'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: She is beautiful to look at vs it is beautiful to look at her

    'It is beautiful to look at her' is not a natural sentence.

    I'd use a noun instead of an adjective.

    My baby daughter is gorgeous. It is a delight/joy to look at her.

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