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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.

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    Re: sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    The foot is a part of a human body.
    A foot is a part of a human body.

    Are the sentences correct? Please.
    The human body is definitive, so "the" human body, not "a" human body.

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    Re: sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    The foot is a part of a human body.
    A foot is a part of a human body.

    Are the sentences correct? Please.
    The most correct way of saying this is: "The foot is a part of the human body."
    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.

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    "I punched him in the eyes"
    "I was bitten on the legs"

    Are they correct? Please.

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    Re: sentence

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    "I punched him in the eyes"
    "I was bitten on the legs"

    Are they correct? Please.
    Yes, they are correct, although 'I punched him in the eye' (singular), is more usual.

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    Re: sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    "I punched him in the eyes"
    "I was bitten on the legs"

    Are they correct? Please.
    The first is commonly used for punching someone in one eye.

    The second depends on what bites you. If it's mosquitoes, you can say 'legs'.
    If it was a snake, and it only bit you on one leg, then no you don't say "I was bitten on the legs".

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