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    I'm asked to construct a sentence based on the picture using the two words given.
    This is my sentence:
    She is playing with her baby sister by the cot.

    My question is, is it ok to use "by the cot"? Or how can i describe the position of the girl? Thank you very much.

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    Not a teacher

    I'd write: The girl is playing with her baby sister that/who is lying in the cot.

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    [not a teacher]

    FYI, that is not a cot in the picture, it is a crib*. (I do understand your assignment requires "cot".)

    *I see now that this is an AmE distinction.

    2 British : crib

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    Quote Originally Posted by spongie View Post
    Not a teacher

    I'd write: The girl is playing with her baby sister that/ who is lying in the cot.
    Rover

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobSmith View Post
    [not a teacher]

    FYI, that is not a cot in the picture, it is a crib*. (I do understand your assignment requires "cot".)

    *I see now that this is an AmE distinction.

    2 British : crib
    cot noun - definition in British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionary Online

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    Thanks everyone! I got it.

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    Default Re: By the cot

    If she were 'playing with her baby sister by the cot' they'd both be on the floor by the cot - quite possible, but a different picture.

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