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Can you please tell me with which word I will fill the blank.
at, to, on, around...
There were children with flags in their hand and
bands with some writings on them, .....their foreheads.
and another question;
you put band ..... forehead
you wear band .... forehead
I don't think there is any problem with the phrase "around one's forehead" and would say it is in fairly common usage.
The reason I think "around" is appropriate is because I associate bands as going "around" things, though "on" is obviously still perfectly correct. ;)
In my view there is an error of logic in using "around" in the context of a forehead, but the collocation between "band" and "around" is so strong that in unedited speech it is very easy for someone to say "band around" before realizing that "forehead" is about to appear in the context - which makes "band around his forehead" quite common:
Of course, Google has its drawbacks; but if this is a mistake it's a very common one. Add all these together:
Results 1 - 10 of about 69,600 English pages for "around your forehead"
Results 1 - 10 of about 16,700 English pages for "around his forehead"
Results 1 - 10 of about 1,070 English pages for "around her forehead"
Results 1 - 10 of about 934 English pages for "around my forehead"