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    joham is offline Key Member
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    was eyed/selected

    McGrady was eyed by NBA managers as a teenager and he didn't bother going to college. Instead, he leaped right into the NBA.

    I read these sentences in a test paper, and one of the questions is:
    What does the underlined word "eyed" mean?
    A. witnessed B. selected C. examined D. researched

    The given answer is B. If we see the sentence as a whole, here "eyed" can be replaced by "selected", but does the "eyed" mean "selected" exactly?

    Could I ask native speakers to help me please? Thank you in advance.

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    MrPedantic is offline Moderator
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    Re: was eyed/selected

    Hello Joham,

    I would take "eyed" here as a synonym of "noticed"; "selected" would be the consequence, not the meaning.

    Other members may have a different opinion, though!

    Best wishes,

    MrP

    Not a professional ESL teacher.

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