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    PINKGREAT is offline Member
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    Default her eyes were failing

    Dear teachers,

    What does 'her eyes were failing' mean?

    If it says about the sight, why do they use an ending -s?

    Thanks in advance,

    Olga.
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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: her eyes were failing

    It means that her eyesight was getting worse. When someone's eyes are failing, they are on the way to blindness or very poor vision. The -s is there, I presume, because we have two eyes, nothing more.

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