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Rule "Collocation: Look at/to"

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Description: Collocation: Look at/to
Message: The usual preposition for "mirror" is "in", not "at".
Category: Collocations (ID: COLLOCATIONS)
Link: https://www.dailywritingtips.com/apply-to-apply-for-and-apply-with/
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • I suppose what makes me unusual is the fact that I can put on make up without looking at a mirror.
    Correction suggestion: looking in a mirror
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: LOOK_AT_TO [20]
Version: 5.9-SNAPSHOT (2022-08-11 20:33:03 +0000)