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    Talking 83-very near seat???

    Dear all

    Hello

    Which of these are better to use?

    1-please sit at the nearest seat you see.

    2-please sit at the very close seat you see.

    Thanks a million

    Matilda

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    Default Re: 83-very near seat???

    I think the first one.

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    dear Hector
    my university teacher always uses the second one, and although it sounds nonsense, but he always repeats that.
    so, you mean the second one is useless and ungrammatical?

    Matilda

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    Default Re: 83-very near seat???

    hi matilda!
    I chose the first sentence just because it sounds right to me(that means I use it more often,not mean the 2nd doesn't make any sense!) The 2nd sentence does make sense to me.maybe "very" here doesn't has the meaning of "so",maybe it means "the particular seat you see".(correct me if i'm wrong)

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    Default Re: 83-very near seat???

    I'd say 'please take the first seat you see'.

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