Don’t say: “Look this picture.”
Say: “Look at this picture.”
There are many phrasal verbs with the word “look.” The different prepositions in the phrasal verbs create different meanings:
Look at – Direct attention to something
Look for – Try to find something that is lost:
- “I’m looking for my glasses. Do you know where they are?”
Look up – Try to find information:
- “I always look up new words in the dictionary.”
Look up to (someone) – Admire a person for their good character.
- “I really look up to my father – I hope to be as kind and generous as he is.”
Look down on (someone) – Consider a person to be inferior.
- “My boss is so arrogant. She looks down on everybody and treats us like we don’t know anything.”
Look after – Take care of.
- “I’m looking after my neighbor’s dogs while she’s on vacation.”
Look into – Investigate.
- “The police are looking into the case.”
Look forward to – Be happy about something that will happen in the future.
- “I’m really looking forward to our family trip to the mountains. It’s going to be so relaxing!”
Look over – Review, evaluate, check for errors.
- “Can you look over my report and make some suggestions on how to improve it?”
Look out! – Be careful!
- “Look out! That pan is going to fall off the stove.”