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    #1

    A single shot to the head and the other one to the chest

    Which one is correct:

    "A single shot to the head and the other one to the chest/ A single shot on the head and the other one on chest"

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    #2

    Re: A single shot to the head and the other one to the chest

    To.

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    #3

    Re: A single shot to the head and the other one to the chest

    Why the preposition "on" doesn't work on this sentence?

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    #4

    Re: A single shot to the head and the other one to the chest

    Ask "Why doesn't the preposition..." not "Why the preposition doesn't..."

    A shot to the... describe the direction or target of the shot.

    You can have a wound on your head, your arm, your chest, etc.

    Remember that many prepositions in English don't have a lot of logic to them. We just use them in certain ways because we do.

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    Re: A single shot to the head and the other one to the chest

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Ask "Why doesn't the preposition..." not "Why the preposition doesn't..."

    I know. I kind of like to write that way

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    #6

    Re: A single shot to the head and the other one to the chest

    BTW, given the use of 'a single shot', I would say 'another' for the second if they are being mentioned for the first time, which does seem fairly likely; otherwise one...the other would be more natural. 'Single' also seems an odd choice when there were two shots, even in different parts of the body.

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    #7

    Re: A single shot to the head and the other one to the chest

    Thanks guys

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