First, let's define "homophone" so we're all clear on what we're talking about. According to Merriam-Webster's online dictionary, "homophone" is defined as: one of two or more words pronounced alike but different in meaning or derivation or spelling (such as the words to, too, and two) There are LOTS of these in the English language, … Continue reading Let’s talk about homophones
So I acknowledge that I am sort of uptight about grammar (which I get from my dad), so I'm usually surprised and a bit disappointed in myself when someone corrects my grammar. So recently I had a little text convo with my parents where I described my 6-year-old as the baby's "oldest sister" (she has two sisters, both older than she is).
So it has been suggested to me by one of the smartest people I know that "something caught their eye" is an idiom, rather than bad grammar.