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    Default In / On

    What do these mean?
    1. If you have trouble looking directly into someone's eyes, then focus on a spot in the center of their forehead. (I was reading something online and they used 'in'. Why isn't it on? How can you look 'in the center of their forehead' ?)

    2. If you have trouble looking directly into someone's eyes, then focus on a spot on the center of their forehead.

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    Default Re: In / On

    To me, 'on' would suggest that it was not part of their forehead, but something stuck on the surface of the skin, while 'in' suggests the mid-point location.

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