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  1. vladz

    preposition for body

    I have seen a book that uses preposition in for legs and face (in face/ in leg). Is it safe to assume that preposition in is used for parts of the body? If not, please give me some guidelines.



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    Re: preposition for body

    I'm afraid that a good bit of it is idiomatic, Vladz, but the preposition depends on the content-- does it seem more 'in'side the body part or 'on' the surface?--

    He was wounded in the foot.
    He has hair on his foot.
    She showed surprise on her face.
    I could see it in her eyes.
    He is a little long in the tooth.

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