If I want to congratulate someone for a good observation, which sentence should I apply?

  • Well seen
  • Good viewed

or something else?

  • 1
    "Good observation", as you've expressed it.
    – Lawrence
    Jan 12, 2018 at 10:14
  • 6
    Well spotted is idomatic.
    – Mick
    Jan 12, 2018 at 11:34
  • (That's a) good catch is also common.
    – Davo
    Jan 12, 2018 at 12:27
  • Probably the most common congratulatory form for most contexts would be Well spotted! Jan 12, 2018 at 14:55

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In sports, when congratulating a player on a good observation that resulted in a successful play (for example a quarterback saw an open player in the end zone and was able to recognize the opportunity and complete the pass) I would often hear good eye

I've never heard good viewed spoken, as it does sound unnatural and well seen seems a little formal and unnatural.

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