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I don't know if this expression is correct.

I looked up at the sky, with my face faced up.

I looked up at the sky, with my head faced up.

  1. with my face faced up

  2. with my head faced up

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  • 'I turned my face to the sky'. (It would be difficult to look at the sky without turning your face upwards, but if you need to stress the fact, use face, not head.) – Kate Bunting Jan 12 at 10:00
  • Thanks for answer. You mean "I looked up at the sky, with my face faced up" is also possible? – Brandon Jan 12 at 10:09
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    No. The correct expression is facing up[wards], but it doesn't sound good to use the noun face and the verb face consecutively. I suggest 'turned or tilted up'. – Kate Bunting Jan 12 at 11:33
  • Just one more. Can I say "I close my eyes and cup my hands, palm facing up" or "I close my eyes and cup my hands, palm being up" or "I close my eyes and cup my hands, palm up" – Brandon Jan 12 at 12:00
  • You have already asked about this on ELU. My take on it is that cupped hands have their palms up by definition; you cup your hands in order to receive something, and we normally picture a cup as being the right way up. – Kate Bunting Jan 12 at 13:19

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