Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. cok
    Guest
    #1

    Question Catch attention??

    How do you say that something catches your eye... or more like it catches your attention. You probably don't say catch my attention, or captures my attention, but what DO you say?

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 44,225
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: Catch attention??

    I say 'catches my eye'.

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia

    • Join Date: Jan 2006
    • Posts: 431
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Talking Re: Catch attention??

    hi there,

    why not catch my eye instead of catches?

    if i add "s" on eye = eyes . will it correct?

    Warmest Regards,


    -kahhong


    • Join Date: Feb 2006
    • Posts: 3
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Re: Catch attention??

    Hi, I would say that it 'caught my attention'

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 44,225
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #5

    Re: Catch attention??

    Quote Originally Posted by kahhong
    hi there,

    why not catch my eye instead of catches?

    if i add "s" on eye = eyes . will it correct?

    Warmest Regards,


    -kahhong
    No, we use 'eye' in the singular in this expression.

Similar Threads

  1. leanded down a kind of catch
    By purple in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-Jul-2005, 08:59
  2. to catch up on
    By Bolo in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-Apr-2005, 04:40
  3. flailing about and calling attention
    By zeppy in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-Nov-2004, 19:26
  4. How can I catch on these phrases?
    By o_cat in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-Nov-2003, 18:43
  5. Catch up
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 26-Jun-2003, 23:52

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •