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what is the difference between look at me and look me ?
Apr 24, 2018 1:36 PM
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Look me is used in certain expressions in English.

Look me in the eye and tell me that!

One year they interviewed the girl scout who had sold the most boxes of girl scout cookies.  She had sold an incredible number of boxes.  When they asked her what the secret of her success was, she replied:

You need to look people straight in the eye and make them feel guilty.

April 25, 2018
The "at" is used to make reference to whom you need to look at and also means that you are further away. "Look me" means that you are closer and needs a complement. For example: Look me in the eye. You can't just say "Look me", it would not sound correct in a grammatical way.
April 24, 2018
„Look me“ is not an English sentence. 
April 24, 2018
"At" helps identify to the person you are speaking to that you are the thing you want them to look at.
April 24, 2018

Hi Loretta,

Look me”, is incorrect. “Look at me”, on the other hand, is correct English. It is a request (from the speaker) for attention; to see (speaker’s) body/figure or move the eyes towards (that person). “Look at” is a phrasal verb, which is a combination of a verb (“look”), with a; preposition (“at”), but could also have the combination; verb + preposition +/- adverb.

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April 24, 2018
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