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Is this correct grammar?

Bode

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"my mother's and my eyes" If not, what is the proper way to say this?
 

Bowie

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Yes, it is correct, and it is the only way to properly say what you have. When one of the possessors in a compound possessive is a personal pronoun, both possessors have to be put in possessive form.
 

Saint

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Yes it's correct just colloquial. The rule for this is to remove the other people: "This event happened before my very eyes.") You wouldn't say "before I very eyes," so "my" is correct.
 

Goku99821

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"my mother's and my eyes" If not, what is the proper way to say this?
If it was in a context where you already stated it was you and your mother, then you could simply state in 'our eyes'. Depending on the context you could use the word perspective (from your view point).

The sentence on it's own does make sense but I it would sound more 'formal' if you wrote mine and my mother's eyes.
 
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