View Poll Results: The ball hit me ____ the face.

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  • in

    29 33.33%
  • on

    48 55.17%
  • Either could be used.

    10 11.49%
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Thread: Face

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Which is the correct preposition?

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    Default Re: Face

    shouldn't be 'in', that person will be dead.

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    Default Re: Face

    It happens to footballers often enough and they rarely die.

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    Default Re: Face

    Definitely "in the face" although I can see why most of the voters voted for "on the face". It's because the preposition "on" is often used when talking about something that is related to the surface, such "on the table", "on the floor", "on my skin" and so on.

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    Default Re: Face

    There is any catch, voted also for «on», but I think me now that both can be correct. Want only know why?

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