can we say "His long sight or short sight is weak or strong"?
Can we say "his long sight/short sight is slight/serious"?
I am extremely near-sighted. Without my contact lenses in, I am legally blind.
Since I've turned 45, I've become rather far-sighted as well. At first it was mild, but now it is moderate.
I am severely near-sighted. I am moderately far-sighted.
Last edited by Barb_D; 02-May-2014 at 02:46.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
It looks like most of the dictionaries prefer 'farsighted' (or 'longsighted') and 'nearsighted', which is the way I use them, for hypermetropia and myopia respectively - ie. neither 'near sighted' nor 'near-sighted'.
But I haven't checked the statistics.
ok so what would be the correct form or sentences?
"He is mildly/moderately/severely near-sighted/far-sighted."
Not a teacher.
so can we say "His near sight or far sight is weak"?