Irritation was more

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Irr_bow98

Senior Member
India- Malyalam
I had an appointment with the opthalmologist. I was trying to explain her my problem:

I said "The irritation in the eyes in the last two days was more".

This sentence definitely sounded a bit awkward to me.

Can I say : "The irritation in the eyes was more in the last two days"?

Or are there any better ways to convey the same thing?
 
  • Irr_bow98

    Senior Member
    India- Malyalam
    I would have said: The irritation in my eyes has got worse over the past couple of days.
    Oh thanks! That does sound much better. Would you say my sentence is unidiomatic?

    Also how about

    • The irritation has worsened in the past two days.

    •The irritation was worse in the last two days.
     

    lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    The irritation in the eyes was more in the last two days
    People would be more likely to say "my eyes" when describing their own symptoms; "worse" is more appropriate than "more" in this context; and the past continuous tense would be more appropriate than the simple past:
    The irritation in my eyes has been worse in the last two days


    The irritation has worsened in the past two days. :tick:

    The irritation was worse in the last two days. — This implies that it's got better since then!
     
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