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    Which of theese phrases are correst?

    1. He is in the back row.
    2. He is at the back row.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecoto View Post
    1. He is in the back row.
    2. He is at the back row.
    #1, if that is where he is sitting.

    It is just about possible to use #2, if he is walking, and you are talking about the location he has reached.

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    Default Re: at or in

    You can also say 'He is on the back row'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You can also say 'He is on the back row'.

    Rover
    Note: That would sound very odd in the US. We'd use "in" to say that someone was sitting there.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    If I'm pointing myself out in my school photo, I'd say 'That's me - third from the left on the back row'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    If I'm pointing myself out in my school photo, I'd say 'That's me - third from the left on the back row'.

    Rover
    I'd say "in".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecoto View Post
    Which of these sentences is correct?
    Bhai.

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