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    #1

    'My hair got caught on the brush'?!

    Hi,
    Would you please tell me how this can be said 'naturally' and as it is said by a native speaker in an everyday life English? The case is you're brushing your hair when you feel the brush yanks on your scalp. Is that because the brush 'caught on' your hair, or the hair 'got caught on the brush', or anything else please?!

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    #2

    Re: 'My hair got caught on the brush'?!

    It got tangled in the brush.

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    #3

    Re: 'My hair got caught on the brush'?!

    Thanks! Then, is it a common thing to hear when said to a hairdresser, 'Ouch! It's tangled (in the brush)!'?

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    #4

    Re: 'My hair got caught on the brush'?!

    I would say "The brush is/was/got caught in my hair".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: 'My hair got caught on the brush'?!

    With either verb the prepostion is 'in'. In this case (in the days when I had this problem ) I would have used 'caught'.

    b

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