momo
Which one is correct and why?
1 When I looked up in the sky, I happened to see an object like UFO.

2 When I looked up at the sky, I happened to see an object like UFO.

3 When I looked up into the sky I happened to see an object like UFO.

in , at or into?
and why?
May 13, 2020 3:09 AM
Comments · 2
They’re all correct and mean about the same thing. Your problem is that “UFO” is countable, so we need a determiner, probably the indefinite article: “a UFO”. Note that it’s “a”, not “an”, because “U” is pronounced “you” (i.e., it begins in a consonant).

May 13, 2020
All three sentences are passable, however, I believe that sentence #2 is the most correct. Phil is also correct that you need the article before UFO.

"In" would mean that you or an object is inside that something - e.g. the UFO is in the sky
"At" would mean that you or an object is located somewhere - e.g. fire a missile at the UFO
"Into" would mean movement from something to something - e.g. the UFO arose and went into the sky
May 14, 2020
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