put his hand on/to/over her mouth to stop her screaming


Senior Member

Here is a question:
He put his hand ___ her mouth to stop her screaming.
A on
B to
C above
D over
I think A, B and D are correct. Am I right?

Many thanks!
  • Glasguensis

    Signal Modulation
    English - Scotland
    I would also choose D, although A is possible. B is grammatically correct but doesn't have the same implication of covering her mouth.
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