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    Sit in / on / at the back row at the movies

    Hi,


    Do you sit in the back row at the movies

    or At the back at the movies

    or On the back row at the movies


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    Re: Sit in / on / at the back row at the movies

    Quote Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
    Hi,


    Do you sit in the back row at the movies

    or At the back at the movies

    or On the back row at the movies


    Thanks
    "In the back row at the movies" was idiomatic. These days it wouldn't mean anything to most younger people.

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    Re: Sit in / on / at the back row at the movies

    I say 'sit on the back row'.

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    Re: Sit in / on / at the back row at the movies

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I say 'sit on the back row'.
    I say "in".

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    Re: Sit in / on / at the back row at the movies

    "In" for me, no matter what row.

    I'm sitting in the fourth row.
    We are going to sit in the back row.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Sit in / on / at the back row at the movies

    I am sitting in the back row.

    I usually sit in the back row.

    I sit upon a chair, within the back row.

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    Re: Sit in / on / at the back row at the movies

    Quote Originally Posted by SimplyLisa View Post
    I am sitting in the back row.

    I usually sit in the back row.

    I sit upon a chair, within the back row.
    Your final sentence is very unnatural. Not only do we normally say "I sit on a chair" (not "upon"), I can't imagine any situation where I would say "within the back row".
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    Re: Sit in / on / at the back row at the movies

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Your final sentence is very unnatural. Not only do we normally say "I sit on a chair" (not "upon"), I can't imagine any situation where I would say "within the back row".
    Hmmm, I thought I was responding to a question regarding personal preference, not specifically clarifying a grammatical rule. :) What is unnatural for some, may not be for others. Someone who has been educated and trained for stage performance, for instance, may speak with a different tongue. Perhaps someone from certain areas of England, or South Africa would speak in what may seem an unnatural manner to you. Yes?

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