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    #1

    to look up IN the sky VS to look up AT the sky

    Which sentence is correct?
    1. Look up at the sky - it's clear as a bell
    2. Look up in the sky - it's clear as a bell

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    #2

    Re: to look up IN the sky VS to look up AT the sky

    #1 is natural.

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    #3

    Re: to look up IN the sky VS to look up AT the sky

    I wouldn't use #2.
    You can also say, "Look at the sky."

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    #4

    Re: to look up IN the sky VS to look up AT the sky

    #2 is acceptable if you're referring to something specific in the sky, but not, as others have already pointed out, if you're just referring to the sky in general.

    Look! Up in the sky!
    It's a bird.
    It's a plane.
    It's Superman!
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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