Do the following sentences have the same meaning?

we neglect to turn the lens inward and look at our own errors. 

we neglect to turn the lens inside and look at our own errors. 

5 Answers

  • 1 month ago
    Favorite Answer

    You could probably make someone understand your idea if you were to say the second sentence, but it is grammatically incorrect, and technically means that you are actually putting a lens inside your body to see your own errors. The first option is best.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Inward is the correct word you are looking for.

  • 1 month ago

    I don't quite understand what "turn inside" would be intended to mean.  Move inside, sure, I could understand that even if I would not use it for the purpose here.  But turning requires a direction, not a destination.  Inward not in.

  • 1 month ago

    not necessarily ... 'inside' could mean within any system, not just ourselves

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  • Ian
    Lv 5
    1 month ago


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