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    piggy386 is offline Junior Member
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    Lightbulb Sit near or Sit by

    Nick and I were sitting on the floor by the picture windows and admiring the awe-inspiring night views of the city beneath us.

    Should I use sit by the picture windows? or sit near?
    or rephrase it as Nick and I were sitting on the floor and admiring the awe-inspiring night views of the city beneath us through the picture windows.

    Any suggestion?
    Thanks a lot!

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    Default Re: Sit near or Sit by

    sit by is fine by me

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    Default Re: Sit near or Sit by

    Quote Originally Posted by piggy386
    Nick and I were sitting on the floor by the picture windows and admiring the awe-inspiring night views of the city beneath us.

    Should I use sit by the picture windows? or sit near?
    or rephrase it as Nick and I were sitting on the floor and admiring the awe-inspiring night views of the city beneath us through the picture windows.

    Any suggestion?
    Thanks a lot!
    They're both correct. They both could be taken to mean the same thing. However, "sit by" could imply "next to", whereas "sit near" simply means "close to" or "in the same area".
    Last edited by Steven D; 13-Nov-2004 at 01:04.

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