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English prepositions: On or at?



 
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English prepositions: On or at? #1 (permalink) Sun Jun 04, 2006 15:57 pm   English prepositions: On or at?
 

Dear all

Please tell me which is a better preposition for the following sentence.

1- The bullet hit him ---------- the thigh. ( on- at)

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On or at? #2 (permalink) Sun Jun 04, 2006 16:18 pm   On or at?
 

Hi Tom

"On" is the better of the two, but it sounds like the bullet hit and then went no further (as though he were wearing bullet-proof trousers or the bullet was simply dropped rather than shot from a gun).

If he was shot, I would probably say "The bullet hit him in the leg".

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