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    by sight

    - Do you know him?
    - Only by sight.

    Hello, is the second sentence idiomatic, correct, used by natives? thanks.

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    Re: by sight

    Quote Originally Posted by Encolpius View Post
    - Do you know him?
    - Only by sight.

    Hello, is the second sentence idiomatic, correct, used by natives? thanks.
    Yes, it's idiomatic, correct and used by natives but it's not a complete sentence. "I know him only by sight" is a complete sentence.

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    Re: by sight

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, it's idiomatic, correct and used by natives but it's not a complete sentence. "I know him only by sight" is a complete sentence.
    Hello teacher,

    It is like in French, 'je le connais de vue'.

    Am I right?

    Thanks.

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    Re: by sight

    Quote Originally Posted by The French View Post
    Hello teacher,

    It is like in French, 'je le connais de vue'.

    Am I right?

    Thanks.
    Yes, that's right.

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    Re: by sight

    Thanks teacher for your fast answer.

    See you later on the forum.

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