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    on your back

    There is a light behind you.

    Can I use on your back for behind. like- There is a light on your back.

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    Re: on your back

    'On somebody's back (=carried on someone's back)'── quoted from http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/back_2
    Is this your intended meaning?

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    Re: on your back

    If a light is shining on and illuminating the person's back then yes, you can say "There's [sun]light on your back". It's the sort of thing photographers might look for:

    Turn round so the light is on your face.
    Turn round again so the light is on your back.

    You can say "There is a light behind you" but that doesn't necessarily mean the same thing. That "light" might just be a lamp or a lightbulb that isn't illuminated!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: on your back

    Also, "There's a car behind you" doesn't mean there's a car on your back.

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    Re: on your back

    'There is light on your back.'── your back is illuminated.
    'There is a light on your back.'── you are carrying a light on your back.
    Are they correct?

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