I have an error spotting question.

She was annoyed (A)/ when she found that (b) / the chewing gum was stuck to her hair. (C) / No error .

My book says it is error free but I think there is an error in C part , It should be stuck in her hair . I googled for general sentences with these keywords ( chewing gum , stuck , hair ) All sentences which I found were stuck in hair . So Am I correct ? Or we can use both in and to here ?

  • You can have brambles stuck in your hair and gum stuck to your hair.
    – TimR
    May 13, 2017 at 19:48

1 Answer 1


It depends where the gum was stuck.

stuck to hair

usually means something is sitting on top of the hair, whereas

stuck in hair

means it is intertwined with the hair

(source: popsugar-assets.com)

For example,

Shampoo is first applied onto your hair and then worked into your hair.

  • The shower picture is worthy of a Hitchcock knockoff, where the psychotic is the one in the shower.
    – TimR
    May 13, 2017 at 19:50

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