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    correct grammer

    we normally say AT RESTUARANT but if i have to tell someone that my friends are sitting in a restuarant what it would be--they are siting in the restuarant or they are at the resturant--please correct

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    Re: correct grammer

    Quote Originally Posted by battery View Post
    we normally say AT RESTUARANT but if i have to tell someone that my friends are sitting in a restuarant what it would be--they are siting in the restuarant or they are at the resturant--please correct
    My friends are at the restaurant.

    My friends are sitting at the table in the restaurant.

    I wouldn't say "My friends are sitting at/in the restaurant" because you don't really do either of them. You sit at the table.

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    Re: correct grammer

    Quote Originally Posted by battery View Post
    we normally say AT RESTUARANT but if i have to tell someone that my friends are sitting in a restuarant what it would be--they are siting in the restuarant or they are at the resturant--please correct
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    Good morning, Battery.

    (1) You have asked a good question.

    (2) If you are at home, and your wife asks about the location of your friends, you would say:

    Oh, they are AT the restaurant. We will go there later.

    (3) But if you are standing outside the restaurant by yourself, and someone asks: Hey! Where are your friends? you would say:

    Oh, they are already IN the restaurant. When we arrived, they entered immediately, but I decided to stay outside to get some fresh air.

    ***** Have a nice day!

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    Re: correct grammer

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
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    Good morning, Battery.

    (1) You have asked a good question.

    (2) If you are at home, and your wife asks about the location of your friends, you would say:

    Oh, they are AT the restaurant. We will go there later.

    (3) But if you are standing outside the restaurant by yourself, and someone asks: Hey! Where are your friends? you would say:

    Oh, they are already IN the restaurant. When we arrived, they entered immediately, but I decided to stay outside to get some fresh air.

    ***** Have a nice day!
    I agree with your reasoning, but it was the addition of the word "sitting" that made me decide on my answers.

    I still wouldn't say "They're sitting in the restaurant".

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