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    #1

    Where on your head did you get hit?

    Did you hit your head?

    Yes, I did.

    Where did you hit your head?

    On the table.

    Where did you get hit?

    On the head.

    No, I mean where on your head did you get hit?

    Right here.

    Is there a better way to phrase the underlined?
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    #2

    Re: Where on your head did you get hit?

    'Where on your head did you get hit?' is fine.

    At our house we say 'Whereabouts on your head did you get hit?'

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    #3

    Re: Where on your head did you get hit?

    That's interesting! In the US, it's not likely that we would use "whereabouts" that way.

    It's usually a noun meaning "possible location": We were discussing her whereabouts the night of the robbery.

    Your sentence is good as is.
    Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 02-May-2016 at 00:24.
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