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    #1

    Put Flashligh To Ear

    This dictionary entry for "to" has this usage example of the phrase "put ...to"

    He put a finger to his lips.

    So, I write this:

    Jane put a flashlight to John's ear.
    Does it mean Jane touched John's ear with a flashlight?

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    Re: Put Flashligh To Ear

    It would appear to mean that, yes.

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    Re: Put Flashligh To Ear

    not a teacher

    I would go a little further and assume that Jane was shining the flashlight at or into John's ear.

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