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Hello guys, could you tell me please whether this sentence is correct? :) He was doing it so diligently, that his bowler hat went awry, and the pince-nez fell out of his eye.
27 août 2018 15:25
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Since pince-nez are glasses held upon your nose with a small spring. I would say they fell off his nose. You can't say the glasses "fell out of his eyes" because they are not "in" his eyes.
27 août 2018
I think this is technically correct, but I do think it would sound more natural if you said "the prince-nez fell from his face". I'm not 100% sure, however, because the word "prince-nez" is uncommon.
27 août 2018
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