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Re: Refer to

Posted by R. Berg on October 25, 2003

In Reply to: Re: Refer to posted by sphinx on October 25, 2003

: : : -You cannot take this book out of the library.
: : : -It doesn't matter. I just want to ____ it for some figures.

: : : What may be filled into the blank? refer to? look up in? consult (in)?

: : refer to would be fine, as would
: : consult
: : check
: : look in

: what about look up in?

No, you can't fill the blank in that sentence with "look up in." "Look up" needs an object (in this case, the object is "figures"). You can say "I just want to look up some figures in it."