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San asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 month ago

Which is correct?

A few neighbors had (a glimpse / glimpses) of the car as it drove along the street.


8 Answers

  • 1 month ago
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    a glimpse. You could use "saw" in the sentence. I think the sentences below are better.  

    A few neighbors saw the car drive down the street.   

    A few neighbors saw someone driving the car down the street.  

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Both can be ok.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Well, "as it drove" is implies that the car drove itself,  but at this time cars are not likely to drive themselves. So, I would say, "A few neighbors glimpsed the car as it went down(or up as the case may be) the street.

  • 1 month ago

    If you mean that each neighbour saw the car briefly just once, we would say "A few neighbours had a glimpse of the car".

    But as @Elaine rightly points out, it could be possible for them each to see the car briefly more than once, depending on whether there were a lot of trees and how straight or curved the road was. In that case the neighbours could each have "glimpses" of the car.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago


    - A few neighbors had/caught/got a glimpse of the car as it drove along/down the street.

  • Elaine
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Both are correct as it depends on what information you want to convey to the reader. A glimpse indicates one look whereas glimpses indicates that the people had more than one look of the car as it drove away.  For example perhaps the street may have been curved or lined with trees spaced at varying distances from each other, or the road curved downhill or uphill. 

  • 1 month ago

    A glimpse

    Hope it helps :)

  • 1 month ago

    Glimpses bc you used neighbors as opposed to neighbor. Ie if they had a barbecue, together, one wouldn't say they had barbecues, instead they had a barbecue (together). But when they are together, the Smith's have barbecues with the Jones's, that is they have barbecue (s) together.


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