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    hit on the face

    Please check out the following sentence.

    In the PE class, I was accidentally hit by a baseball on the face and got a bloody nose.

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    Re: hit on the face

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Please check out the following sentence.

    In the PE class, I was accidentally hit by a baseball on the face and got a bloody nose.
    In PE [class], I was accidentally hit in the face with/by a baseball and I got a bloody nose.

    In BrE, you can just call it "PE" and we'll know what you mean. We also say "hit in the face" not "hit on the face". We mix our prepositions in this context. For example, we say "on the head/arm/leg/hand/foot" but "in the face/eye/stomach/nuts(!)/chest".

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    Re: hit on the face

    And when you're hit in the face, you may be hit on the chin or in the teeth.

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    #4

    Re: hit on the face

    . . .or in Ashiuhto's case - on the nose.

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    Re: hit on the face

    what about the groin? Which preposition do you use?

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    Re: hit on the face

    I would use in the groin.

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    Re: hit on the face

    Or - euphemistically (this is one commonly used by cricket commentators) - 'he was hit amidships'

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    Re: hit on the face

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    What about the groin? Which preposition do you use?
    For that delicate area, it's "in" with every word I can think of...

    - in the groin
    - in the nuts (slang - not rude)
    - in the balls (slang - not very rude)
    - in the b*llocks (rude slang)
    - in the nads (slang, abbreviation for gonads - not very rude)
    - in the family jewels (slang)
    - in the testicles (we'd probably only say the anatomical name to a medical professional!)

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    Re: hit on the face

    'on' can be used when being more specific about the groin area, 'hit on the left hand side of the groin', 'hit on the lower part of the groin'.

    I would also use the word 'testicle/s' when speaking to someone more formally, not just healthcare professionals, my parents, a neighbour etc.

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