Don’t say: “I can’t look anything. It’s too dark.”
Say: “I can’t see anything. It’s too dark.”
Look, see, and watch are all actions you do with your eyes, but there are some small differences in the way we use each word:
Look is to direct your attention towards something. “Look” is intentional, and it is often used in this form: look + at + (object)
- Look at the sunset – it’s so beautiful!
See is to perceive with your eyes, but it is not intentional (you don’t “try” to see, it just happens):
- I saw a car accident while driving home from work.
Watch is to keep your eyes on something (usually something that is moving) for a long time. It is intentional.
- I’m watching TV.
- I watched the baseball game.