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    Every time Peter visited his in-laws

    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

    Every time Peter visited his in-laws he had an impression they did not like him for some reason. He wondered if it was because of his working class origin, his low-paid job or his sloppy clothes. He wished he had to courage to look them in the eyes and ask them to tell him the truth.

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    Re: Every time Peter visited his in-laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

    Every time Peter visited his in-laws, he had an the impression they did not like him for some reason. He wondered if it was because of his working-class background, origin, his low-paid job or his sloppy clothes. He wished he'd had to the courage to look them in the eye and ask them to tell him the truth.
    I would probably use "and confront them about it" instead of "and ask them to tell him the truth" in that sentence.

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    Re: Every time Peter visited his in-laws

    teechar,
    I am wondering about "look in the eye."
    Is there a difference between for example:
    Bob look Anna in the eyes.
    Bob look Anna in the eye.

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    Re: Every time Peter visited his in-laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    Bob looked Anna in the eyes.
    Bob looked Anna in the eye.
    I use the one with "eye".
    https://books.google.com/ngrams/grap...20eyes%3B%2Cc0

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    Re: Every time Peter visited his in-laws

    I'm surprised the plural version even exists. It seems totally unnatural to me.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Every time Peter visited his in-laws

    The plural version is 'Look into my eyes'.

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    Re: Every time Peter visited his in-laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    he had an impression they did not like him for some reason.
    I would use he got the impression.

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