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    touch them (dolphins) on the nose

    But we won't be able to watch them closely or touch them on the nose if we send them back to nature. (Quoed from a dialog in an English textbook)

    Does touch them on the nose mean touch their nose or touch their noses?
    Can we say touch them on the noses?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: touch them (dolphins) on the nose

    Because of "them", I would use "touch their noses. But in the second, I would say "touch them on the nose or their noses".

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