The sound of paddy being husked "fell into the ear."

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  • jmichaelm

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    English - US
    We never refer to sounds falling into the ear in standard English. We sometimes refer to sounds falling "on ears", but I think that is only common in the expression "falling on deaf ears".
     

    rituparnahoymoy

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    Assamese -India
    We never refer to sounds falling into the ear in standard English. We sometimes refer to sounds falling "on ears", but I think that is only common in the expression "falling on deaf ears".
    Then I believe it's a typo error. The sound of paddy husked fell on the ears should be the right one.
     

    se16teddy

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    English - England
    Then I believe it's a typo error. The sound of paddy husked fell on the ears should be the right one.
    I think you have misunderstood jmmichaelm. He is not saying that The sound of paddy being husked fell on the ears is a standard, conventional collocation.

    But literature is full of things that are not standard, conventional, collocations. The purpose of literature is to say things that have never been said before.
     

    rituparnahoymoy

    Senior Member
    Assamese -India
    I think you have misunderstood jmmichaelm. He is not saying that The sound of paddy being husked fell on the ears is a standard, conventional collocation.

    But literature is full of things that are not standard, conventional, collocations. The purpose of literature is to say things that have never been said before.
    Oh , Now I understood.
     
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