Macmillan Dictionary gave the following rules that will help us learn how to use ‘look at and look on.’
a. Look on
1. [look on someone/something] to think of someone or something in a particular way.
Ex. I look on it as a challenge.
2. [look on someone/something] to watch an activity or event without taking part in it
Ex. Phil looked on in disbelief as Maggie got up on the table and started to dance.
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b. Look at
1. [look at someone/something] to direct your eyes toward someone or something so that you can see them
Ex. He turned and looked at her.
2. [look at something] to think about a situation or subject carefully,especially in order to make a decision
Ex. We’re looking carefully at all the options.
3. [look at something] to read something quickly so that you can give an opinion on it
Ex. Would you like me to look at your essay before you hand it in?
4. [look at someone/something] if an expert looks at someone or something, they examine them and decide what to do
Ex. I’d like a skin specialist to look at that rash of yours.
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