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    very quickly

    Is it right to say "In the TWINKLE of an eye, he cleaned up his room"? Ive read and heard BLINK or TWINKLING, but I was wondering if the expression above was also used...
    Last edited by beachboy; 27-Nov-2009 at 11:24.

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    Re: very quickly

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    Is it right to say "In the TWINKLE of eye, he cleaned up his room"? Ive read and heard BLINK or TWINKLING, but I was wondering if the expression above was also used...
    Not a teacher,

    I would suggest to use "blink of an eye".

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    Re: very quickly

    Me too, but I wanted to know if in the twinkle of an eye would be an alternative...
    Last edited by beachboy; 30-Nov-2009 at 09:01.

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    Re: very quickly

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    Me too, but I wanted to know if in the twinkle of a eye would be an alternative...
    You say "an eye", not "a eye".

    It is not idiomatic to say "twinkle of an eye".

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    Re: very quickly

    Wow, Im embarrassed about the article(s)... Total lack of attention... Anyway, Ive made the corrections... Thanks for pointing out!

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