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    Default How can I say the seat which is next next him?

    Hi there
    I just wonder How can I say next next seat in english.

    next second seat?
    next next seat?


    I mean

    I want to say like "Anna is sitting next next Tom" is this correct?

    I will looking forward ur reply

    and thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: How can I say the seat which is next next him?

    not a teacher

    I would normally say, "Anna is sitting two seats along from Tom".
    Or a variation such as, "Anna is two seats along from Tom", "Anna is sitting two along from Tom".
    Sometimes "away from" instead of "along from".

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    Default Re: How can I say the seat which is next next him?

    Welcome to the forums.


    I do wish we could just adopt your suggest of "next next" -- it's a neat solution and no one should misunderstand if they thought about it. But unfortunately, I can't recommend it.

    "Anna is sitting two seats to the left/right of Tom." -- That's probably how I would say it.

    PS: Next time, please don't use abbreviations you would use in a text message, like "ur" instead of "your." This is a forum for the proper use of English.
    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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