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    a chair for sitting on/in

    It is a chair for sitting on. You can lean back, you can even bend forwards a
    little. Sit in the Pharaoh position, sit back in the chair with your feet on ...
    grapes of art is ilse derden and arnout camerlinckx and iderden and arnaud camerlinckx

    We say 'a nice place to live (in)' and 'a chair to sit (in/on)'. Can we also say 'a nice place for living (in) and 'a chair for sitting (in/on) like the above sentence which I got from reference.com webpages?

    And how about 'a box to put the books in' and 'a box for putting the books (in)'?

    Could I ask native English teachers to help me please? Thank you very much.


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    Re: a chair for sitting on/in

    Chairs are odd things - you can sit in them and you can sit on them.

    You can only live in a place, and a box is something to put things in, but you can also put things on a box [ or rather, on a closed box].

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    Re: a chair for sitting on/in

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Chairs are odd things - you can sit in them and you can sit on them.

    You can only live in a place, and a box is something to put things in, but you can also put things on a box [ or rather, on a closed box].
    Anglica,
    Thank you for your help. I'd like to know further if we can say 'a place for living in', and 'a chair for sitting on/in' are good structures to use. Thank you in advance.

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