Student or Learner
Here is a sentence from an English lesson:
“I went for a walk along the beach and couldn’t help but eve’s drop some conversations.“
In my humble opinion there are at least two errors.
First and foremost
eve’s drop - wrong
eavesdrop - right
and by the same token to my mind there must to be also an “on” (eavesdrop on some conversation).
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my corrections?
Thank you for your efforts.
You are correct on both counts.
'eavesdrop' was the ground under the eaves of a house where rain water would drip/drop - hence, somebody standing there, listening in through the wind-eye (window).