The outside vs from the outside

00B00

Senior Member
Cantonese
Which sentence below is grammatically correct?

People are often so quick to judge the outside and neglect what’s good on the inside.

People are often so quick to judge from the outside and neglect what’s good on the inside.

Can you say “the outside” without using a preposition before it ? They both make perfect sense to me but which one is better?
 
  • heypresto

    Senior Member
    English - England
    'People are often so quick to judge the outside . . . ' Here the people are judging the outside/surface of something or someone.
    'People are often so quick to judge from the outside . . . ' Here the people are judging from a location outside something or someone.

    Only the first one works for what I believe you want to say.
     
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