Wed 10 Sep, 2008 10:34 pm
It sounds wrong to my native ear/ears.
Sometimes I see 'ear' and sometimes 'ears'. I'm confused,
Which is correct?
I agree, but prefer "ear".
You do see both.
"He has the ear of the president"
"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears"
I like "ear" because in this sense it is a figurative, not a literal use, meaning "mind" or "understanding".
I prefer the singular as well because it makes the phrase more consistent with other "anatomical" phrases:
going on foot
invisible to the eye
lend me a hand
Thanks, fellow members, for your reply.