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    the + body parts

    What's the difference between the following two sentences? I touched him on the shoulder. I touched his shoulder.
    Thanks, Baraka

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    Re: the + body parts

    Well, they could mean the exact same thing or they could mean different things.

    Difference
    [1] I touched him on the shoulder.
    (I did it on purpose; e.g., I tapped him on the shoulder to get his attention.)

    [2] I touched his shoulder.
    (I did it by accident. It was crowed.)

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