preposition for body

Status
Not open for further replies.
V

vladz

Guest
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.

Thanks.



Vladz
 

Mister Micawber

Key Member
Joined
Sep 26, 2004
Member Type
English Teacher
Native Language
English
Home Country
United States
Current Location
Japan
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.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top