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which is the correct sentence "wind was blowing in his face" or "wind was blowing on his face"? Should be use 'in', 'on' or 'at' or 'toward' after 'the wind' ?

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  • What's the fuller context? Both can be correct but they have different meanings. Both can be correct. Wind blowing "in" his face means wind blowing straight into his face from the front. This is usually used when wind is slowing someone down, or the wind is blowing things into the person's face. Wind blowing "on" his face is wind touching his face in any way.
    – gotube
    Aug 1 at 3:42
  • Thank you gotube! That was very helpful!
    – RKGrow
    Aug 2 at 3:02
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"Wind was blowing in his face" is very common

"Wind was blowing on his face" sounds kind of awkward in this context.

"Wind was blowing at his face" sounds like the wind is blowing in the general direction of his face, but not directly in his face. The first one evokes the imagery of the hair flying back.

"Wind was blowing toward his face" sounds much like "at", in that it is much less image-evoking than the first.

As gotube said, both can be correct. "On his face" sounds quite odd, but it doesn't sound grammatically wrong, it just probably doesn't mean what you think it does,

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  • Thank you Riolku ! I got my answer!
    – RKGrow
    Aug 2 at 3:07
  • Consider accepting my answer if it answered your question :)
    – Riolku
    Aug 2 at 5:30

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