San asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 4 weeks ago

Is this sentence grammatically correct?

The mother met eyes with every one of her children.

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    The grammar is OK but nobody would say it; you have used 'meeting eyes' wrongly (which is not a grammatical issue but a semantic one).

    The mother exchanged glances with each of her children (or, 'with every one of her children' - that's fine, and you are right to keep 'every one' as two separate word here).The mother made eye contact with each of her children in turn.

    • San4 weeks agoReport

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Odd sounding!!!

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Maybe just. More correct would be 'the mother met the eyes of every one of her children '.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    The thing is, and the issue that I have with the "best answer", is that we don't know the context of what's being said; no one can tell if the sentence accurately expresses that which you intended to express. Bluebellbkk says "no one would say that", but I sharply disagree.  It is a perfectly correct, legit sentence.  But whether or not it says what you want it to say, that I can't tell, and neither can anyone else. To "meet eyes with" and "exchange glances" are two different things.

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    grammatically maybe, but semantically definitely not.

    the expression doesn't exist in English, as far as I know

    Source(s): dutch/NL
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  • Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    looked into the eyes of each one of her children

    would be better.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    It's grammatically correct; the content is incorrect.  "Eyes meet."   People don't "meet eyes." People "make eye contact."

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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    No...'made eye contact with' would be better.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Put a "the" before "eyes" since you using "the" before "Mother".....

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  • 4 weeks ago

    No it’s not correct

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