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    "He touched a stick to the mysterious object."
    "He touched a stick on the mysterious object."

    How are on and to different?

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    I would not understand any difference if spoken as such.

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    Default Re: Touch On

    So, these are the same too?

    "He touched his hand to the wet paint."
    "He touched his hand on the wet paint."
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    Default Re: Touch On

    Quote Originally Posted by Doffy View Post
    So, these are the same too?

    "He touched his hand to the wet paint."
    "He touched his hand on the wet paint."
    To me both these (and the original pair) sound stilted. One touches something (a target/object) with something.

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