on /in / at words


"Touch teethridge on /in / at words like..."


If I say the sentence, which preposition is natural to native English speakers?


Thank you so much as usual and have a good day.

asked Dec 11 '13 at 23:52 Hans Contributor

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Well, none of it sounds natural to me because I had to look up teethridge.  It is not a word I have ever heard before, but it makes sense - the ridge of gums behind your front upper teeth.  I have a friend who teaches speech pathology at a university, so she probably uses this word all the time.


First, I believe you need an article before the word.  Touch the teethridge...


The choice of preposition depends on what follows it.  You have to look at the prepositional phrase.


Touch the teethridge in the middle.

Touch the teetridge on the back.

Touch the teethridge at the spot where it hurts.

link comment answered Dec 12 '13 at 05:55 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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