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[Fixed] Misc grammar issue

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So while visiting a friend I saw this in chat

 

[21:34:56] Ammar suddenly has a haunted look in the eyes.

 

believe it should say like His or Her Eyes.

 

 

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It would either create an additional need to check whether the character is male or female, or rely on "his or her eyes" .  "The eyes" while a little clunky is grammatically correct and a reasonable compromise.

 

I don't think this is a bug.

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"Their eyes" would circumvent the need for a gender-check.

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Or lose "in the eyes" altogether. Ammar suddenly has a haunted look.

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I think the phrase is perfectly acceptable.  At worst it may be perceived as quaint or archaic, but this is a medieval game and modern phrasing doesn't always fit as well.

 

Consider whether the phrase is 'pleasing to the eye' when seen in the light of the following:

 

In the eye of the beholder

Easy on the eyes

A feast for the eyes

As far as the eye can see

Look me in the eyes when you speak

Light catches the eye

The King took an arrow to the eye

Give someone the evil eye

In the eyes of a child

One in the eye

Twinkle/beam/gleam/glint/sparkle in the eye

 

As you can see there's more to this than meets the eye! ;) 

 

 

 

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