[Grammar] when I look in your eyes and I look into her eyes.

arjitsharma

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I am confused between the following two sentences:
1. I look into her eyes.
2. When I look in your eyes.

I would like to know the reason why different prepositions ( In and into ) are used in the same type of sentences. Can it not be: I look in her eyes and when I look into your eyes.
 

emsr2d2

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The second is not a complete sentence. However, it is possible to use "in" in the first and "into" in the second. In this context, they are interchangeable. Sometimes, more than one preposition is possible.
 

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into gives an added sense of looking deeply.
 
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