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bihunsedap
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:28:30 AM

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The therapist massaged his face with oil.

"My eyes hurt." he said.
"What happens?" the therapist said.
"The oil go in my eyes." he said.

Is the preposition used correctly?
Islami
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 11:34:31 AM
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Should be

The oil has gone into my eyes. OR

The oil leaks into my eyes. OR
The oil has found way to my eyes. IMO

Just because the writer of an article is British doesn't mean that they use English correctly-DragOnspeaker.
Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 1:14:04 PM

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bihunsedap wrote:
The therapist massaged his face with oil.

"My eyes hurt", he said.
"What happened?" the therapist asked.
"The oil went in my eyes", he said.

Is the preposition used correctly?
BobShilling
Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018 1:33:24 AM
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Islami wrote:
The oil leaks into my eyes. OR
The oil has found way to my eyes.


Those are not natural.

Wilmar's "The oil went in my eyes" is fine. "... has gone" is also possible.
Hope123
Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018 8:55:00 AM

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In my neck of the woods it is natural to say, "The oil got into my eyes." The shampoo got into my eyes". etc.

"The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons." Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Parpar1836
Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018 10:27:31 AM
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The oil got in my eyes.
bihunsedap
Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018 10:49:09 PM

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Thanks all.
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