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    Default in my line of sight vs in my line of vision

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    Is there a difference between "in my line of sight" and "in my line of vision"?

    I was told that "something is in my line of sight" meant something is blocking my view. Does "something is in my line of vision" also have the same unfavorable connotation, or does it simply mean "something is visible to me"?


    Thanks a lot!

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    Default Re: in my line of sight vs in my line of vision

    "Line of sight" is a common expression. "Line of vision" is not. They would have the same meaning.

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    Default Re: in my line of sight vs in my line of vision

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "Line of sight" is a common expression. "Line of vision" is not. They would have the same meaning.
    So when a person says to you "you are in my line of sight", would you interpret it as "you are blocking my view of something" or just as"you are at somewhere I can see"? What would people think when they hear that ("you are in my line of sight")?

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    Default Re: in my line of sight vs in my line of vision

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    So when a person says to you "you are in my line of sight", would you interpret it as "you are blocking my view of something" or just as "you are at somewhere I can see"? What would people think when they hear that ("you are in my line of sight")?
    It would depend on the context. If someone was blocking your view, you'd say, "You are blocking my view", not "You are in my line of sight." If you could see someone, you'd say, "I can see you", not "You are in my line of sight."
    So, people are almost certainly never going to say that to you. If they do say it, you'll probably know what they mean.

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