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The foot is a part of a human body.
A foot is a part of a human body.
Are the sentences correct? Please.
In most phrases with parts of the body, "the" is used.
The following sentences are correct:
"I punched him in the eye" - even though strictly speaking, I punched him in an eye.
"I was bitten on the leg" - even though I have two legs, and you'd normally think that 'a leg' meaning 'one leg' would be used. It's not.
"I punched him in the eyes"
"I was bitten on the legs"
Are they correct? Please.