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'The basketball hit John on his head.' or 'The basketball hit John's head.'? or both are ok? and why?
Jun 1, 2013 5:15 AM
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Both are correct.
June 1, 2013
perhaps the second 1 is more logical. in both cases its poor john who endures the blow, but the basketball was not set in motion not by itself. ''...... john on his head'' gives a sense of somewhat deliberate action. a ball cant act this way! compare: tom hit terry on his head.(tom has the ability to do it). in such cases its better to use passive forms- john was hit by a ball on his head .
June 1, 2013
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