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    evil eyes

    Hi teachers,

    May God save you from evil eyes! Correct?


    Many thanks.

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    #2

    Re: evil eyes

    yes

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    #3

    Re: evil eyes

    Grammatically, it's fine. I've never heard it. "The evil eye" is a common enough phrase.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: evil eyes

    I think that "the evil eye" is always singular. Twenty-five years ago I planted a coconut palm in my mother-in-law's yard in Goa. On a recent visit I noticed that she had tied the skull of a cow or bullock to the trunk. When I asked her why she said that people had been putting the eye on it, not the eyes.

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    #5

    Re: evil eyes

    May God save you from the evil eye! Right?

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    #6

    Re: evil eyes

    Right.

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    #7

    Re: evil eyes

    Thank you. ...the people had been putting eyes on it. What does it mean?

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    #8

    Re: evil eyes

    Not eyes: the eye, the evil eye.

    See this: Evil eye - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: evil eyes

    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem Afzal View Post
    May God save you from the evil eye! Right?
    "Protect" might be better than 'save'. In any case, if you used that phrase in Australia, few people would understand what you meant unless the entire context was clear.

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    Re: evil eyes

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "Protect" might be better than 'save'. In any case, if you used that phrase in Australia, few people would understand what you meant unless the entire context was clear.
    Ditto the UK.

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