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    were still in sight of

    Hello everyone.

    I'd like to ask about the meaning of "were still in sight of" in the following sentence:

    We had parted from (but were still in sight of) our delightful newfound friends when a solitary male figure coming down the slope caught our attention.

    Does "were still in sight of" mean that we still could see them, or does it mean that they still could see us?

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    Re: were still in sight of

    I don't think most readers would make that distinction unless they knew either the new friends or you had some sort of vision problem. I would assume that you could see each other across roughly the same distance.
    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.

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    Re: were still in sight of

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I don't think most readers would make that distinction unless they knew either the new friends or you had some sort of vision problem. I would assume that you could see each other across roughly the same distance.
    Thank you very much, Barb_D!

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