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    George eyes three grams

    Is it correct? George eyes roughly three grams of ... into a bag. He doesn't weigh it.

    It's for a book thank you!

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    Re: Need help with sentence

    George put roughly three grams of _______ into a bag?

    What's for a book?


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    Re: Need help with sentence

    Maplespread, please note that I have changed your thread title for you. Titles should include some or all of the words being queried. Titles like "Grammar help" and "Need help with sentence" don't give us any idea of what your post is about and it doesn't help us find it later, in amongst all those other posts with similar titles. It also means that when people search "Similar Threads", yours will only pop up if the content is similar.
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    Re: Need help with sentence

    Well, you can't eye something into a bag. Perhaps you could say that instead of weighing the stuff George guessed at the weight.


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    Re: Need help with sentence

    I am certain that we dealt with this question on another thread. Someone suggested "George eyeballs roughly three grams...."

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    Re: George eyes three grams

    I know the feeling. I was so sure we'd had it before, I spent five minutes earlier searching the Similar Threads but found nothing. Either it had an unhelpful title or it's been deleted. I'm sure it wasn't asked by the OP of this thread.
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    Re: George eyes three grams

    Quote Originally Posted by maplespread View Post
    Is it correct? George eyes roughly three grams of ... into a bag. He doesn't weigh it.

    It's for a book thank you!
    Not really correct, mon ami. To eye is just to look. You want one of our many colourful verbs to illustrate the movement. I'd suggest: flicks / thumbs / shakes / pushes / teases... or some such thing.

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    Re: George eyes three grams

    I agreed with the response in the other thread (the one we can't find). I think the intended meaning is "to eyeball", ie to estimate the weight by sight rather than by actually weighing the product.
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