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    look at/lookto, after / afterwards, some sentences

    Hi there,

    What is the difference between look to and look at in sentences such as:
    I looked at the girls
    I looked to the girls

    What is the difference between "after" and "afterwards"? Can they be used indistinctively?

    Are these sentences right?

    -I'm stressed for/about (?) the final exams
    -Unfortunatelly, I had to repeat course for illness reasons
    -One day of this summer we went to a friend's house.
    -When I'm 20, I want to travel to other parts of the world
    -I would like to be a little rich

    Thanks!


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    Re: look at/lookto, after / afterwards, some sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by silviasabater_2000 View Post
    Hi there,

    What is the difference between look to and look at in sentences such as:
    I looked at the girls I looked in the direction of the girls
    I looked to the girls In the sense of looking at girls, incorrect. "I looked towards the girls" is correct.

    What is the difference between "after" and "afterwards"? Can they be used indistinctively? "After" is a preposition or a conjunction; "afterwards" is an adverb. They are not interchangeable.

    Are these sentences right?

    -I'm stressed for/about (?) the final exams
    -Unfortunately, I had to repeat the/my course for illness reasons
    -One day [during/in - but you can omit the preposition] this summer we went to a friend's house.
    -When I'm 20, I want to travel to other parts of the world
    -I would like to be a little rich

    Thanks!
    .


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    #3

    Re: look at/lookto, after / afterwards, some sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by silviasabater_2000 View Post
    Hi there,

    What is the difference between look to and look at in sentences such as:
    I looked at the girls (means I gazed in their direction)
    I looked to the girls (this is not a complete sentence....it could be written "I looked to the girls for fashion advice." Looked to in this context means you went to them for advice.

    What is the difference between "after" and "afterwards"? Can they be used indistinctively? "After" has many meanings depending on context. Also "afterwards" is an adverb whereas "after" is a preposition or adjective, so while often they have a similar meaning they cannot be substituted for each other in a sentence.

    We are going to a nightclub after eating at this restaurant.

    Right now we are eating at the restaurant. Afterwards we plan on going to a nightclub.

    Are these sentences right?

    -I'm stressed for/about (?) the final exams

    -Unfortunately, I had to repeat a course for illness reasons

    -One day of this summer we went to a friend's house.
    One day this summer we went to a friend's house.

    -When I'm 20, I want to travel to other parts of the world

    -I would like to be a little bit rich.

    Thanks!
    .....you are welcome

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