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    in/on

    hi,


    Please help! I know that you would say that someone punched you in the face... but when you're using another body part, (back, arm, leg) would you say... someone punched me in the back or someone punched me on the back. someone hit me in the arm or someone hit me on the arm. Both sound right to me but I don't know which to use

    thanks

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    Re: in/on

    Hello I am not a teacher,

    but I think on it's better. When I use the preposition 'in', it's for example 'the father is in the kitchen'. For me in is used when you are or something are inside one volume like the kitchen.

    It's my mind.

    Have a nice day.

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    Re: in/on

    Quote Originally Posted by learner110 View Post
    hi,


    Please help! I know that you would say that someone punched you in the face... but when you're using another body part, (back, arm, leg) would you say... someone punched me in the back or someone punched me on the back. someone hit me in the arm or someone hit me on the arm. Both sound right to me but I don't know which to use

    thanks
    We would usually say "on the arm", "on the back" etc.

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