with the corner of your eye


Senior Member
Dear friends,

my doubts on this expression arise from the fact that, after doing research on Google, only very few listings for to see/catch something with the corner of your eye appear.
I'm now actually wondering about its effective use, since with the corner of your eye normally goes hand in hand with the action of seeing something and anyway, it never goes alone.

Are there any more natural ways to say that by any chance?

Here is an example: I was leaving, when all of a sudden I saw/caught her come in from the back door with the corner of my eye

would that be correct?

Thank you

  • xqby

    Senior Member
    English (U.S.)
    "With the corner of your eye" is not correct; the phrase is "out of the corner of your eye."

    "I was leaving when, out of the corner of my eye, I saw her come in the back door."